PCB Inquiry Committee reduces ban on Karachi cricketers

Karachi: Pakistani cricketers Fawad Alam and Khalid Lateef: who were serving a one-year ban: has now been made eligible to feature in Faysal Bank T-20 Cup: after Inquiry Committee formed by PCB reduced the ban on the two cricketers.

The PCB’s management constituted an Inquiry Committee to investigate the grievances raised by Pakistani cricketers Fawad Alam: Khalid Lateef and Sohail Khan regarding the imposition of one year bans on them by Karachi City Cricket Association (KCCA) last year in April.

The Inquiry Committee comprising of Shafiq Ahmad: G.M. Domestic Cricket Operations PCB and Barrister Salman Naseer: Sr. Manager Legal PCB: visited the National Stadium: Karachi to provide hearings to the three players and other relevant officials.

The PCB management: in light of the observations and recommendations made in the Committee’s Report: has revised the bans of the three players effective from 18/04/2013.

Fawad Alam’s ban has been reduced to a period eight months whereas the ban imposed on Khalid Lateef has been reduced to a period of nine months. Both these players have already undergone the stipulated ban period and are eligible to be selected for participation in the upcoming Faysal Bank T-20 Cup 2014 for Regions.

The ban imposed on Sohail Khan: however: has been reduced for a period of 11 months: which is scheduled to expire on March 18 2014.

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