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Pakistan ban Jamshed in corruption probe

Pakistan ban Jamshed in corruption probe

Cricketer Naisr Jamshed has fallen prey to vicious tentacles of Pakistan Super League (PSL) spot-fixing case as Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) anti-corruption unit (ACU) has slapped one-year ban on him.

The tribunal has banned Jamshed over not informing the board regarding the spot-fixing which was taking place in the tournament.

The PCB said in a statement posted on Twitter that it had "imposed a one-year ban on Nasir Jamshed for non-co-operation with PCB" and "more charges will be brought in near future".

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However, the opener was later released on bail. Jamshed, who was not part of the PSL, was subsequently provisionally suspended by PCB over alleged breaches of the board's anti-corruption code. He is also apparently believed to have played a central role in the spot-fixing scandal in PSL in the last season. "In my opinion, the facilitator is the biggest culprit when it comes to spot-fixing and should be punished more severely than the players", said former cricketer and analyst Sikander Bakht while speaking to Geo News.

On March 6, a three-member tribunal was formed by PCB to investigate the spot-fixing case allegedly involving Islamabad United batsmen Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif.

Fast bowler Mohammad Irfan was banned for a year and all-rounder Mohammad Nawaz was given a two-month suspension.