Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced a decision on the review appeal in the Khalid Latif case.
The former Pakistan and Islamabad United opener was handed a five-year ban and Rs. 1 million fine by the Anti-Corruption Tribunal.
Khalid Latif filed an appeal in front of PCB against the decision and finally got some relief.
PCB legal advisor Tafazzul Rizvi, speaking to media after the latest development, emphasized that the ban is intended to serve as a deterrent to others.
The board [is not fond of] slapping [such bans]. It does so in order to set an example [to others as a deterrent].
In the latest decision, PCB has waived the Rs. 1 million fine imposed on the cricketer. However, he is still banned from playing any form of cricket for at least five years.
Khalid Latif was previously banned and fined for his involvement in spot-fixing in PSL.
The cricketer had allegations on him of persuading Muhammad Irfan, Sharjeel Khan and Shahzaib Hassan to get involved in spot-fixing as well.
Khalid Latif, in his short career, scored a total of 384 runs in 13 T20Is and 5 ODIs for Pakistan.