Miandad says he will even favor death penalty for match-fixers

Posted March 17, 2017

The widening scandal threatens to take some of the sheen off the recently-completed PSL, which was hailed as a step towards restoring worldwide cricket in the terror-hit country after the final in Lahore passed without incident. However, unlike Khalid Latif and Sharjeel Khan who were provisionally suspended by the PCB, he and Irfan were not suspended and were allowed to continue playing for their respective teams.

Skipper Steve Smith scored his 19th hundred as Australia reached a commanding 299-4 at stumps on day one of the third Test against India here on Thursday.

Mohammad Irfan represented Islamabad United while Shahzaib played for Karachi Kings in the second PSL in Dubai last month but both were cleared to play in their remaining matches. Afghanistan is leading the five match series 1-0.

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has issued a charge-sheet to opener Shahzaib Hasan and suspended him over allegations of spot-fixing during the Pakistan Super League (PSL) Twenty20 tournament.

The suspension bars Hasan from participating in all forms of cricket with immediate effect.

Another great Abdul Qadir also agrees that players involved in corruption should be hanged, although unlike Miandad his recommended punishment was more figurative rather than literal.

The left-arm pacer appeared before the PCB Anti-Corruption Unit in Lahore on Monday to answer allegation of him not reporting to the unit incident in which a bookie made a contact with him during the PSL.

He was charged with breaching three major clauses of the PCB's anti-corruption code - 2.1.4, 2.4.4 and 2.4.5 - and was given 14 days to respond, the board confirmed.