PSL 2017 spot-fixing: PCB Tribunal to meet for preliminary hearing on March 24

Lahore: The three members of the Anti-Corruption Tribunal tasked with adjudicating the spot-fixing matter have on Monday issued notices to PCB, Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif to hold a preliminary hearing on Friday March 24 from 11:30am at the National Cricket Academy (NCA), Lahore. The tribunal comprises:

Justice (Retired) Asghar Haider (Chairman)

Lt. General (Retired) Tauqir Zia (Member)

Former Test player and Team Manager Wasim Bari (Member)

The Tribunal was constituted after the two delinquent players, Khalid Latif and Sharjeel Khan, formally informed PCB that they seek to contest charges levelled against them. As per the prescribed procedure the Tribunal will hold the preliminary hearing where as mandated by the Code timeline of future dates of hearing will be decided.

Moreover, at the preliminary hearing the Tribunal in consultation with legal representatives of PCB and players will decide when the PCB is to submit an opening brief detailing the claims against the two players along with the evidence to be relied on; the date by which the players must respond/reply to the PCB’s opening brief; and the date of the final full hearing. It is important to reiterate that the PCB Anti-Corruption Unit or Legal Department cannot make public any evidence or material as under the Code the proceedings are confidential.