21 Sep 2017

Pakistani batsman banned for match-fixing

7:42 am on 21 September 2017

Pakistani batsman Khalid Latif has been handed a five-year ban for his role in a spot- fixing scandal during this year's Pakistan Super League.

Pakistan batsman Khalid Latif

Pakistan batsman Khalid Latif Photo: Photosport

"Anti Corruption Tribunal has found Khalid Latif guilty of all charges." the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said.

The 31-year-old, who has played five one-day internationals, has also been fined one million Pakistani rupees ($12,870).

Fellow Islamabad United player Sharjeel Khan was also banned last month for five years.

Both were sent home from the Twenty20 competition in the United Arab Emirates after an investigation by the board's anti-corruption unit.

At least two other players have been implicated in the scandal. In March, fast bowler Mohammad Irfan was fined and given a one-year ban.