Pakistan Cricket Board makes important announcement over the PSL 5
LAHORE - In a bid to avoid a repeat of 2017’s spot-fixing scandal in the Pakistan Super League (PSL), the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is planning to enforce several stringent anti-corruption measures in the upcoming edition of PSL.
The spot-fixing scandal in the second season of PSL, led to at least six Pakistani players being suspended while two of them, Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif, were immediately suspended and sent back home from Dubai. Later the anti-corruption tribunal of the PCB imposed a five-year ban on Sharjeel and Khalid.
Last season, the PCB and International Cricket Council (ICC) decided to join hands to ensure that the tournament is free from corruption
Officials from the ICC’s Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) closely monitored the Players, Management and Officials (PMO) area free of cost, during the fourth edition of PSL, and directly reported to the international governing body. It was entirely ICC’s discretion if they wanted to share their report with the PCB.
It must be noted that the PCB was keen on availing their services during the previous seasons as well, but due to rising expenditures, they decided against it.