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Five Pakistani cricketers have been fined after they admitted to playing in the Friendship Cup in Houston last month.
Nasir Jamshed, Shahzeb Hasan, Wahab Riaz, Abdul Razzaq and Fawad Alam have all been fined 500,000 rupees (just over £3,000) for playing in the tournament without getting approval from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
The fines were brought forth following an investigation by a three-man committee, which consisted of Intikhab Alam, who is the domestic cricket director, Azam Khan, who is the general manager of vigilance and security, and Usman Wahla, who is the international cricket manager.
“Their contention of not being aware of the No Objection Certificate was not accepted by the committee which recommended that each of them should be fined rupees 500,000,” a PCB statement said.