Mohammad Nawaz summoned for anti-corruption code breach

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Pakistan’s emerging all-rounder Mohammad Nawaz has been issued a notice of demand by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday (May 7) for allegedly breaching its anti-corruption code, as the PCB continues its investigation into the corruption attempts during the recently-concluded Pakistan Super League (PSL).

The 23-year-old is called up for questioning on Monday and will appear before the PCB’s security and vigilance department.

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A PCB press release stated Nawaz was issued a notice “in continuation of its fight against the menace of corruption in cricket” and that no further comments would be made due to the “sensitivity of the matters under question”.

The notice was issued under Article 4.3 of the PCB Anti-Corruption Code, which states: “The security and vigilance department can make a written demand to any participant to provide in writing and/or by answering questions in person at an interview with any information that the department believes may be relevant to the investigation.”

Nawaz has now become the seventh player to be summoned by the PCB for investigation purposes. Hearings against five other players Sharjeel Khan, Khalid Latif, Nasir Jamshed, Shahzaib Hassan and Zulfiqar Babar are already underway, while fast bowler Mohammad Irfan has been reprimanded in form of one-year suspension from cricket.

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