Lahore May 18: Chairman ICC Anti-Corruption and Security Unit Mr. Ronnie Flanagan today appeared before the Anti-Corruption Tribunal that is currently adjudicating Sharjeel Khan’s PSL spot fixing case, Mr. Flanagan also met Chairman PCB Mr. Shaharyar Khan and Chairman Executive Committee Mr. Najam Sethi in their offices today.
Mr. Flanagan spoke to the media after his appearance at the Anti-Corruption Tribunal, in his statement to the media Mr. Flanagan applauded PCB’s strong stance against corrupt practices in the game.
“It is a privilege as Chairman ICC ACU to assist in a small way since it is purely a matter of the PCB management and the Security Department. We are only trying to assist in the process; I must say that the Tribunal proceedings are taking place in a very professional way. As Chairman ICC ACU I work very closely with domestic anti-corruption units around the world and I must add that the PCB, Anti-Corruption and Vigilance Unit have shown great determination in their fight against corruption. It would be inappropriate to discuss exact evidence at this stage, the inquiry was absolutely led by the PCB, at a certain stage we reached intelligence from the British Crime Agency, we simply passed that information to the PCB Vigilance and Security Department and they already had the same intelligence, it was, if you like a corroboration of what they already knew and what they were already engaged in. The intelligence was shared before the start of the PSL (2017 edition).”
Meanwhile, Mr. Shaharyar Khan and Mr. Najam Sethi thanked Mr. Flanagan for assisting the PCB Anti-Corruption and Vigilance Department in the ongoing Spot-Fixing hearing and reiterated PCB’s zero-tolerance stance towards corruption. The Chairman and Chairman Executive Committee added that the PCB will continue its fight against corrupt elements to protect the game, there is a strong case against the accused players and the PCB remains determined to bring the case to its logical end besides punishing errant players who have sullied the game with their selfish acts and greed.