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PSL fixing row: Afridi demands life ban for those found guilty

KARACHI: Former Pakistan team captain Shahid Afridi has demanded of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to take stern action and impose life ban if the players allegedly involved in the recent match-fixing scandal in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) are found guilty.

The star all-rounder further said that PCB’s decision to remove Azhar Ali from captaincy and not selecting him for the ODI series against West Indies was wrong. Another former captain and star batsman Javed Miandad said that cricket structure in Pakistan needed an overhaul in order to curb the menace of match fixing. Miandad said that he will even favour death penalty for match-fixers.

It is pertinent here to mention that Sharjeel Khan, Khalid Latif, Nasir Jamshed and Mohammad Irfan have already been conditionally suspended from all formats of the game due to alleged spot-fixing in second edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL), and Umar Amin and Zulfiqar Babar might be summoned by PCB soon as their names are also revolving in the fixing scandal. Agencies

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