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PSL spot fixing: Khalid Latif files appeal in LHC against PCB

LAHORE: Suspended cricketer Khalid Latif has approached the Lahore High Court (LHC) challenging Pakistan Cricket Boards’s (PCB) Anti-Corruption Code and tribunal proceeding regarding PSL corruption allegations against him.

In his intra court appeal, he challenged an order of the LHC single bench which had dismissed his petition against PCB Anti-Corruption Code and tribunal proceeding regarding PSL corruption allegations against him.

The appeal said that the PCB’s Anti-Corruption Code had status of law and it was mandatory to notify the same in the gazette of Pakistan. Since it was not notified in the gazette, therefore, it was illegal and without any force, it contended.

It further submitted that the PCB chairman did not have any power to form a tribunal. The court was requested to set aside the LHC single bench order as well as tribunal proceedings.

The court was also requested to suspend the tribunal proceedings till the final decision of the appeal.

Latif has been charged for breaching Articles 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.4.4 and 2.4.5 of the PCB’s Anti-Corruption Code. He faces five charges on counts relating to fixing and failure to report it, and another charge of attempting to lure other players to fixing.

The tribunal, set up to hear the alleged corruption charges against the players, is headed by retired Justice Asghar Haider and comprises former PCB chairman retired Lt. Gen.

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