‘Apology or Proof’ PCB sent notice to Rashid Latif over his bookie claim

The PCB said Friday that former skipper Rashid Latif must apologize or give evidence supporting his claims that an alleged bookie was their guest in 2005. Rashid Latif, last week alleged that Anu Bhatt, named in leg-spinner Danish Kaneria’s spot-fixing case in England last year, was a guest of the PCB authorities.

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Last year Danish Kaneria was banned for life for striking an agreement between Bhatt and Essex teammate Mervyn Westfield in a 2009 county game. The ex – leg-spinner’s appeal against the ban and for a decrease in the length of the punishment were both refused this year.

Rashid Latif blasted the PCB for not fighting for Danish Kaneria, saying Bhatt was a guest of the authorities in 2005. “I know that Bhatt used to be PCB’s regular guest and I stand by each and every word of mine,” Rashid Latif said last week. PCB legal representative Taffazul Rizvi said Friday that Rashid Latif must apologize or give evidence to establish his claims.

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