Senate Standing Committee on Sports not convinced with charges against Sharjeel Khan
The head of the Senate Standing Committee on Sports has expressed doubts over involvement of Test batsman Sharjeel Khan in spot-fixing throughout final yr’s Pakistan Super League (PSL). Dr. Ashok Kumar whereas presiding over a listening to during which Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) officers have been in attendance stated that the Board should produce proof on foundation of which it says Sharjeel was responsible of corruption.
“We have been told time and again that Sharjeel is innocent and he has not been treated justly by you,” Kumar instructed Subhan Ahmed, the PCB’s chief working officer.
Subhan insisted that the Board had all of the proof on foundation of which the anti-corruption tribunal of the board had banned him and Khalid Latif for 5 years. He knowledgeable the senators that the appeals of each the Pakistani batsmen had additionally been dismissed by an appellate tribunal.
The PCB tribunal banned each the nationwide staff players final yr in August and September and Sharjeel has now taken his case to the Islamabad High Court.
Senator Kumar stated that no establishment could be allowed to point out injustice with any participant and at subsequent listening to the Board should come with the proof against Sharjeel. He additionally reminded that that lawyer for Sharjeel had insisted that the PCB had not interpreted the anti-corruption code nor proven any robust proof on foundation of which it charged its shopper with 5 breaches of the anti-corruption code.
The Senate standing committee which is holding common conferences with all of the nationwide sports activities federations in a bid to enhance the sports activities construction within the nation additionally expressed annoyance over the absence of PCB Chairman, Najam Sethi from the listening to.
Subhan knowledgeable the senators that Sethi was busy with a PSL assembly which is why he couldn’t attend however senator Kumar made it clear that the PCB chief should be current on the subsequent assembly.