Pakistan Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq has finally broken his silence on the Pakistan Super League fixing scandal, which badly affected his team Islamabad United during the 2nd edition of the league.

Talking to media earlier today, Misbah-ul-Haq said:

“Those players found to be involved in spot-fixing should be banned for life. We are very disappointed this happened.”

He also added that strict action must be taken against the spot-fixers to ensure such incidents never happen again.

“It appears that the image for Pakistan cricket we had strived to build for the past seven years has been wasted.”

Cricketers Sharjeel Khan, Khalid Latif, Mohammad Irfan and Shahzaib Hasan were provisionally suspended from all forms of cricket for violating the Pakistan Cricket Board’s anti-corruption code. Sharjeel and Latif, who were suspended during the opening week of the PSL for suspected links with an international fixing syndicate, face a minimum five years’ ban.

Batsman Shahzaib Hasan, who was charged and suspended on Friday, might also face five-year to a life-time ban. While, fast bowler Mohammad Irfan faces a minimum six months’ ban.

On the other hand, Nasir Jamshed, who currently resides in UK, was also suspended after PCB said it had ‘concrete evidence’ against the former opener. He was also arrested along with another suspect by Britain’s National Crime Agency but later released on bail.