PCB suspends Nasir Jamshed under anti-corruption code

Nasir Jamshed

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has provisionally suspended opening batsman Nasir Jamshed for violation of its anti-corruption code following the investigation into the Pakistan Super League (PSL) corruption scandal.

Jamshed, who has represented Pakistan in 2 Tests, 48 ODI’s and 18 T20 Internationals, is barred from taking part in any cricket activity, the chairman PSL has confirmed.

“PCB has provisionally suspended Nasir Jamshed from all forms of cricket for violating its anti-corruption code.” Najam Sethi said on social media.

Shahryar Khan, the chairman PCB, has suggested extreme punishments for players who are involved in the ongoing scandal.

“We took action as soon as we had sufficient evidence. The two boys that were sent back to Pakistan took the same flight as I did and I told them how disappointed I was with their actions. The PCB does not take such scandals lightly.” Khan said.

“I want to make it clear that the PCB wants deterrent punishments for anyone who is really guilty. Players should not think that they will be able to pursue their cricketing careers till four or five years after they have been punished,

“Once the investigation has been finalised, a disciplinary committee will be formed, headed by a senior judge. The committee will then hear what each of the accused has to say before deciding upon a punishment for them.”

Previously, the PCB has also suspended two Islamabad United players, Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif, under its Anti-Corruption Code as a part of an ongoing investigation.

Three of the other Islamabad United players – Mohammad Irfan, Shahzaib Hassan, and Zulfiqar Babar – were also questioned the PCB’s Anti-Corruption Unit as a part of the investigation, but were allowed to play the second season of the PSL.

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