Latif formally charged by PCB

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Pakistan batsman Khalid Latif has been formally charged with six breaches of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) anti-corruption code and will face a final hearing in May.

The opener was provisionally suspended by the PCB in February as part of a probe into corruption in the Pakistan Super League.

Latif pleaded not guilty and reported to an Anti-Corruption Tribunal for a preliminary hearing at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore on Friday.

The 31-year-old has been charged with breaches relating to spot-fixing and failing to report approaches or invitations made to him with a view to engaging in corrupt conduct.

Latif has until May 5 to respond to the charges and his final hearing will start on May 19.

Pakistan paceman Mohammad Irfan was on Thursday banned for a year after pleading guilty to two breaches of its anti-corruption code.

Sharjeel Khan and Shahzaib Hasan have also been suspended by the PCB following an investigation.