Pakistan batsman Nasir Jamshed has been banned for ten years by an independent anti-corruption tribunal for his part on the spot-fixing scandal that swept over the Pakistan Super League in 2017, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) confirmed on Friday. Also Read - #RIPTiktok: As India Bans 59 Chinese Apps, Hilarious Memes Take Over Twitter; Netizens Say 'Maza Aa Gaya'
Jamshed was found guilty in five of the seven breaches of the PCB’s anti-corruption code he had been charged on. Pertaining to his breach of the anti-corruption code, the 28-year-old should also be ineligible from holding any management roles in Pakistan cricket in the future. Also Read - Nasir Jamshed Jailed For 17 Months After Admitting Spot-Fixing Charges in PSL
PCB’s legal advisor Taffazul Rizvi said Jamshed was the “lynchpin” in the scandal. Also Read - 'If Azhar's Ban Can be Reversed, Why Not me': Asks Banned Cricketer Bigg Boss 12 Contestant Sreesanth, SC to Decide in January
“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,” Rizvi told reporters.
“He will not be allowed to be involved with cricket or cricket administration even after his period of ban is over.”
The former cricketer played 48 one-day internationals and two tests. Previously, he was suspended from all forms of cricket in February 2017 for breach of corruption code and initially handed a one-year ban in December for failing to co-operate with ACU’s investigation.
The year-long ban only ended earlier this year, in April, following which PCB charged him with seven violations of their anti-corruption code. Jamshed responded by rejecting the charges levelled against him, pushing the PCB to form a tribunal headed by retired judge Justice Fazal-e-Miran Chauhan, and included former cricketer Aaqib Javed and Supreme Court advocate Shahzaib Masood as members.
(Sources, inputs- Reuters and ESPN Cric Info)