PCB bans Shahzaib Hasan for one year in spot fixing case
Lahore (Web Desk): Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) anti-corruption tribunal on Wednesday banned cricketer Shahzaib Hasan for one year and fined him Rs1 million for his function in spot-fixing in the course of the 2017 season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
Shahzaib Hasan, who represented Karachi Kings final year, was the fifth participant to be suspended in the spot-fixing probe. The 27-year-old opener, who has represented Pakistan in three one-day internationals and 10 T20 matches, was suspended on March 17, 2017 and charged with three violations of the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) anti-corruption code.
The PCB’s anti-corruption unit had charged him for violating three clauses of its anti-corruption code: for luring cricketers into the rip-off, not reporting approaches by the bookies, and hiding info relating to his contacts with the bookies.
The tribunal listening to the case in opposition to Shahzaib had reserved its verdict on January 31.
Along with Shahzaib, Islamabad United openers Khalid Latif and Sharjeel Khan have been handed five-year bans final year after they have been discovered responsible of spot-fixing and different breaches of the board’s anti-corruption code.
Fast bowler Mohammad Irfan and all-rounder Mohammad Nawaz have been additionally suspended for twelve and two months, respectively, for not reporting the corrupt method to the board in a well timed method.
The probe is ongoing in opposition to former Pakistan opener Nasir Jamshed.