LAHORE: Suspended cricketers Mohammad Irfan, Sharjeel Khan, Shahzaib Hasan and Khalid Latif will appear before Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Monday to record their statements regarding the Pakistan Super League (PSL) spot fixing scandal.
The four cricketers will record their statements in the case at FIA office located at Lahore.
The investigation agency, in a letter, has requested the Interior Ministry to include the names of the suspended cricketers in the Exit Control List. FIA has expressed its concern that they can travel abroad during the investigation.
Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan will make the final decision on FIA’s suggestion.
The tribunal formed to investigate the scandal will start working next week.
It should be noted that Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif were the first players to be handed suspensions by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) after reports of match-fixing circulated during the second edition of Pakistan Super League this year.
Mohammad Irfan also came under the limelight but was allowed to take part in the competition.
PCB charged Irfan over his alleged involvement in spot-fixing during the recently held Twenty20 league and suspended the seven-foot pacer from all formats of the game.
Shahzaib Hasan became the fourth player to be suspended from cricket after his name was also included in the investigation. Irfan, Latif and Khan had blamed Hasan for making contacts with bookies.
All the tainted players can also be jailed besides being suspended if found guilty in the scandal.
Story first published: 20th March 2017