Former Pakistani opener Nasir Jamshed banned for one year by PCB due to spot-fixing scandal

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has handed out one year ban to former Pakistani opener Nasir Jamshed in relation to the spot fixing scandal that happened during the second edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL).

Nasir Jamshed was dubbed as the prime suspect to be involved with the alleged bookie to carry out spot-fixing during PSL. PCB legal advisor Taffazul Rizvi said did announce the verdict and stated the investigation into the PSL spot-fixing is still in the process as investigations is being carried out for further evidences. Rizvi told media, “Nasir Jamshed was handed out 1-year ban by three-member tribunal due to his failure to comply with authorities in relation to spot-fixing scandal”.

Pakistan Cricket Board has not pressed any charges against Jamshed as investigations are being carried out in UK in relation to his links with the bookies in relation to spot-fixing saga. UK’s National Crime Agency arrested Nasir Jamshed five days after the scandal that rocked the cricketing world earlier this year.

Earlier, Former opener Sharjeel Khan has been banned for five years along with his Islamabad United colleague Khalid Latif. Both the players were also fined one million rupees after being found guilty of spot-fixing during the second edition of PSL.

Sharjeel was found guilty in the tournament opener against Peshawar Zalmi where he deliberately played two dot balls as the part of the deal made with the bookie. Jamshed has represented Pakistan in 48 ODIs and 18 T20s at the international level. He was part of the Pakistan squad that played World Cup 2015 in Australia and New Zealand.

Shehzab Hasan and Mohammad Irfan also have been suspended following their failure to report to the authorities after being approached by the bookies to carry out spot fixing during the second edition of Pakistan Super League 2017.

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