HYDERABAD – Sohail Khan, the father of Islamabad United (IU) player Sharjeel Khan denied his son’s involvement in match fixing, Pakistantribe.com reported.
According to PakistanTribe’s sports desk, the father of the suspended player came out to defend his son w ho was sent back to Pakistan after alleged involvement in match fixing.
Our correspondent reported that Sharjeel’s father while clarifying about recent match-fixing scandal said that his son is not involved in any such activity.
I talked to Sharjeel regarding the allegations, but he denied any involvement, said Sohail Khan while talking to media.
Earlier on Friday, Pakistan Super League (PSL) management has suspended two players of Islamabad United, Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Lateef over charges of taking a bribe from match-fixers on the sideline of the ongoing cricket matches of PSL in Dubai.
The cricketer’s father, Sohail Khan from the Hyderabad city of Sindh, has also remained a cricketer in his time.
A senior sports journalist, Abdul Majeed Bhatti said that Sharjeel’s father is perhaps ignoring the facts related to the fixing issue.
According to sources in PCB, 10 PSL players have been suspected to have contact with cricket-fixers.
Sources also said that the two suspended batsmen of IU had received an amount of Rs 0.4 to 0.5million from the match fixers.
PSL officials while talking to media about the situation revealed that they would not let any such conspiracy of match fixing to ruin the tournament.
Both PSL and PCB authorities were of the view that they would never allow anyone to flout the rules and regulations at any cost.
Meanwhile, Muhammad Irfan another IU player also dropped from the team after fixing scandal surfaced. Names of Shahzeb Hasan and Zulfiqar Babar are also among the players have contacts with the fixers.