Former Pakistani opener Nasir Jamshed banned for 10 years for spot fixing

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The Pakistan Cricket Board on Friday announced that it was banning the former opener Nasir Jamshed for 10 years after he was found to be involved in spot fixing.

Nasir Jamshed

The spot fixing scandal had rocked the Pakistani cricket last year during the  Pakistan Super League championship. The 28-year-old player has represented Pakistan in 48 One Day International matches and two Test matches.

The PCB said that Jamshed was the ‘linchpin’ behind the scandal. He was already slapped one year ban for his refusal to cooperate with the investigating authorities.

Other players, who too have received ban of varying degrees are Sharjeel Khan, Khalid Latif, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Nawaz and Shahzaib Hasan.

PCB legal adviser Taffazul Rizvi was quoted as saying, “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.”

He added, “It’s painful to see a player who didn’t have his conduct right and didn’t fulfil his responsibilities according to the anti-corruption code of conduct. Our stance from the first day was he was the linchpin and he is the one who recruited players. Our point was proved and accepted by the tribunal. They found him guilty on multiple charges.

“Even if he returns after rehabilitation, he is not allowed to be engaged in any cricket management role and will be kept away from cricket. We also suggested his name be added to a list of persons mentioned in anti-corruption lectures who are to be avoided by the players. This all ends here.”

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