Spot-fixing tribunal: Khalid Latif’s counsel, PCB at loggerheads

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Lahore

The counsels of Pakistan Cricket Board and Khalid Latif exchanged heated words during the hearing of PSL spot-fixing tribunal on Friday.
Badar Alam – lawyer for Latif – while speaking to the press said, the tribunal mistreated his client as he is not being given a proper opportunity to present his defence on the case.
“Colonel Mohammad Azam keeps interrupting and brings a new question whenever Latif starts giving his point of view on the case,” adding, “we don’t accept the PCB court, but if proceedings are being conducted under it – one must follow the procedures.”
“The PCB counsel has even called our arguments as blackmailing – they have tried to portray us as blackmailers.” Alam claimed that in a video presented to the tribunal, it is evident that Nasir Jamshed offered a number of times to Khalid Latif which he refused.
“Latif was taken by Sharjeel Khan we have seen that in the video,” he added.
Later, the PCB’s legal advisor Tafazzul Rizvi said that contrary to the claims made by the Latif’s lawyers PCB has ample evidence against Latif.
“Not only we found grips given by the bookie Yousuf in Latif’s kitbag but also they were on his bats – which he had admitted”. —Agencies