PCB hands Khalif Latif five-year ban

Khalid Latif (left) has played 18 limited overs games for Pakistan
Khalid Latif (left) has played 18 limited overs games for Pakistan
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Pakistan batsman Khalid Latif has been banned for five years from all forms of cricket after he was proved guilty of spot-fixing during the 2017 Pakistan Super League tournament held in the United Arab Emirates.

The 31-year-old was provisionally suspended by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in February and was under investigation by the board’s anti-corruption unit along with his Islamabad United team-mate Sharjeel Khan.

However, PCB has confirmed on its official Twitter account that the charges against Latif has been proved and he will join Sharjeel in the five-match ban.

“Anti Corruption Tribunal has found Khalid Latif guilty of all charges...” the PCB said on its verified Twitter account.

Apart from the ban, Latif has also been fined one million Pakistani rupees ($9,491) for his actions.

Latif, who made his international debut in 2008 had played five One-Day Internationals and 13 Twenty20 Internationals for Pakistan with his last appearance coming in September 2016.

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