PSL 2017: Islamabad United gets the replacement of Sharjeel Khan

PSL 2017: Islamabad United gets the replacement of Sharjeel Khan

DUBAI: Islamabad United the defending champion of Pakistan Super League first edition is under turmoil over the issue of spot fixing.

Two of its key players Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Lateef have been sent back home.

Islamabad United included opening batsman Rafatullah Mohammad in their squad on Monday as replacement for openers Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif in the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL).

The 40-year-old batsman, who has played three T20Is for Pakistan with a top score of 23, joined the reigning champions after they were bombarded with allegations of corruption last week.

The allegations saw the provisional suspension of batsmen Sharjeel and Latif, while left-arm pacer Mohammad Irfan is still under investigation.

Rafatullah’s T20I average is only 13, but in his domestic career of 56 matches, the batsman has scored 1,423 runs at an average of 26.84.