LAHORE: Former Pakistan opener Khalid Latif on Saturday boycotted the proceedings of a spot fixing hearing after PCB tribunal refused to give him a copy of his recorded interview.
The 31-year-old batsman stands accused of attempting to spot-fix, accepting an offer by a bookmaker which he did not report, and luring other players into the conspiracy.
His case is currently being heard by a three-member tribunal convened to adjudicate on the scandal which emerged during the Pakistan Super League (PSL) in the United Arab Emirates in February and March.
Latif’s lawyer Badre Alam said he had rejected the tribunal because it refused to give his client a copy of his interview, recorded by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) anti-corruption tribunal in February.
“We have asked for the recording of Khalid’s interview which is our right but the tribunal has rejected it,” Alam told reporters.
“Until that (interview is given) we will not continue the proceedings, we told them we are not running away but we are talking in legal terms.”
PCB lawyer Taffazul Rizvi said tribunal could proceed even without Latif’s presence.
“Khalif Latif had confessed his meeting with bookie and he also admitted lurking Sharjeel before PCB tribunal, however he and his lawyer drifting away from their statement,” he said adding that the hearing will be continued on Monday.