PCB officials reaffirm PSL final in Lahore

We had reports of spot fixing but gave players ‘benefit of the doubt’ Sethi

The first two rounds of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) are being played in Dubai and Sharjah, but organisers had planned the 5 March final in the eastern Pakistani city, vowing "head of state security" for worldwide players. However, the next day, there were reports that Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif met with "suspicious" persons following the match.

A statement issued by Britain's National Crime Agency (NCA) said "two men in their 30s" were arrested on Monday and had been released on bail until April 2017 pending further enquiries.

On Saturday, the governing body revealed it has also questioned three other players capped by Pakistan - Zulfiqar Babar, Shazaib Hassan and Mohammad Irfan - but they have not been suspended and remain with their PSL teams.

The violence-hit country has not hosted a high-profile foreign team since a 2009 gun-and-bomb attack on the Sri Lankan team that killed eight people and injured nine others, including visiting players.

The five-team PSL, which began last week in the United Arab Emirates, is already being marred by match-fixing row. All three players were allowed to continue playing in the tournament.

"We have all the evidence and we knew this for a while. If the government doesn't think it is right to hold the final now in Lahore for security reasons they will let us know", Khan told the media in Lahore.

The officials of the PSL and PCB claimed to have concrete evidence against both Sharjeel and Latif of involvement in spot-fixing during the PSL.

"When we compared it, the information was the same and then we chose to act on this".

"The foreigners are responsible for the current state of Pakistan cricket and have damaged it".

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