The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on August 18 announced that former Pakistan batsman Nasir Jamshed has been banned for 10 years by an anti-corruption tribunal for his involvement in the spot-fixing scandal that rocked the Pakistan Super League in 2017.
According to ESPNcricinfo, this is the second punishment for Jamshed in the last two years. In December 2017, he was handed a one-year ban following his non-cooperation with investigation agency.
Pakistan showing zero tolerance for corruption in cricket. “Nasir Jamshed has been banned for ten years after an independent anti-corruption tribunal found him guilty of five of the seven breaches of the PCB’s anti-corruption code he had been charged on.” https://t.co/E4wTOnaBfA
— Gowhar Geelani (@gowhargeelani) August 17, 2018
According to PCB, Jamshed, who played 48 one-day internationals and two tests, has been suspended from all forms of cricket and he will not be allowed to be involved with cricket administration even after his period of the ban is over.
PCB has termed Jamshed as the “lynchpin” in the scandal.
“We can say that as far as cricket is concerned and within PCB’s jurisdiction, Nasir Jamshed played a pivotal role in this whole case and this is why he has been given a 10-year ban” : PCB legal advisor #Cricket pic.twitter.com/7VYW7Vhoux
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) August 17, 2018
“The tribunal has reached the verdict that the PCB’s multiple charges against Nasir Jamshed have been proved and he was banned for 10 years,” Reuters quoted PCB’s legal advisor Taffazul Rizvi as saying.
According to Samaa.tv, the left-handed batsman has been convicted on five accounts:
- Deliberately performing poorly in games which may affect the result
- Ensuring specific incidents occur during matches
- Agreeing to take bribes to affect match results
- Promoting any of the above charges
- Lying to the cricket board’s vigilance team
Earlier, batsmen Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif were handed five-year bans for their role in the scandal, while paceman Mohammad Irfan and all-rounder Mohammad Nawaz received respective suspensions for 12 and two months.
According to PCB’s chargesheet, Nasir convinced four cricketers through an agent, Muhammad Yousuf, to get involved in the spot-fixing scandal in the second season of the PSL in February last year.