The Pakistan batsmen Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif have been charged by the Pakistan Cricket Board under its anti-corruption code on Saturday. Moreover, the PCB have asked the batters to respond within 14 days about the same.
“If they plead not guilty the board will form a three member tribunal under a Judge to hold proceedings. But if they accept charges a disciplinary commission will be formed to decide on their future,” he said.
“The players have been given 14 days to submit their response. All the things have been written in the charge sheet and will be revealed once the process is complete. We can’t reveal the details at the moment,” Bhatti said.
Speaking upon the matter, former Pakistan quick bowler Shoaib Akhtar questioned the decision taken by the Pakistan Cricket Board saying that if the two batsmen are being asked to plead not guilty then the board might has taken an early call on sending them back.
“I don’t know but if Sharjeel and Khalid are pleading not guilty now and if the board has charged them and appointed a commission to probe the matter than I get a feeling perhaps the ACU head overreacted and made a mistake by sending the players home,” Akhtar said on Geo News channel.
“I don’t understand if the board has been saying that the evidence and material against the two is so strong that they were suspended then why are they pleading not guilty and have decided to fight the case,” he said. “But from what I know the players refused and said they would fight the case. Which I think is their right.”