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Pakistan batsman Sharjeel Khan has insisted that he and Khalid Latif are innocent after they were both formally charged by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in connection with the Pakistan Super League (PSL) corruption scandal.
Sharjeel and Latif are both part of the Islamabad United franchise and were initially provisionally suspended by the PCB. They were also sent home from the tournament, which is being held in the United Arab Emirates.
However, they ended up being charged for a multitude of offences and now face the prospect of a lengthy ban.
But, Sharjeel is adamant that he and Latif are innocent and added that the bookie they met posed as a fan.
Furthermore, Sharjeel made it clear that out-of-favour opener Nasir Jamshed, who was arrested and released on bail in the United Kingdom, insisted that he and Latif meet with the bookie.
“We have done nothing wrong; things will get clear very soon,” Sharjeel said. “Nasir insisted that we meet with this guy and said he was a fan. We got up and left the moment we realised what he wanted. We have done nothing wrong.”
Given Sharjeel’s stance, it is likely that he will contest the charges against him.