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PSL players thwart fresh bookie approach: PCB official

Some Pakistan Super League (PSL) players were once again targeted in a fresh approach by a bookmaker, citing a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) official, reported on Friday.
The players, whose identities have not been disclosed, were approached by a bookie through social media websites, according the the board official, who added that the targeted players immediately reported the matter to the PCB.”A couple of players were approached through social media apps but they did not respond to the bookie and reported the matter to us,” the PCB official said.
“We are watching out for the culprits.”
The following of the protocol by the players suggest that the PCB’s bolstering of anti-fixing measures has borne fruit.
The PSL was hit by a major spot-fixing scandal last year when Sharjeel Khan, Khalid Latif and others were approached by bookies, leading to bans of varying lengths for several of them.