An employee of the Sharjah Stadium approached Sarfraz Ahmed for spot fixing

The October 29 match will be the first played in Pakistan by Sri Lanka. | AP

Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Najam Sethi has responded to the latest spot-fixing scare related to the national cricket team, saying that the matter was being handled according to standard procedure. Pakistan are now taking on Sri Lanka in an ODI and T20I series.

Sources revealed later that the cricketer in question was skipper Sarfraz, who was shopping with his family at a mall in Dubai when he was approached by a bookie ahead of the second ODI against Sri Lanka.

He further stated that as per protocol the player immediately reported to PBC who informed ICC.

Although the hunt for the bookie is still on, some major developments have reportedly been made.


Interesting fact is that Irfan is a well-known figure among the cricket fraternity in UAE and Pakistan. As expected, he denied making such an offer and said that he "might have said something like that as a joke".

"The man, who approached the Pakistan captain before the third match on October 18 in Abu Dhabi, is known to the team for several years and is involved in the net sessions", said sources on Saturday (October 21).

Pakistan is now playing Sri Lanka in the UAE and the green shirts are 4-0 up in the five-match One Day International series.

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