According to initial reports, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has suspended all-rounder Mohammad Nawaz from all formats of the game for two months following investigations into spot-fixing allegations that marred the second edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). The 23-year-old has accepted before the PCB’s anti-corruption unit that he failed to report corrupt approaches made by bookies to the board’s Security and Vigilance Department in time.
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.”
However, Nawaz’s one-month suspension will be revoked only if he fulfills the following conditions:
- That no previous breach of the PCB’s code comes to light after the commencement of the period of ineligibility.
- That Nawaz participates under the auspices of PCB in programs of Anti-Corruption education over the next six months.
- That he pays a fine Rs 200,000 to the PCB.