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Shahzaib Hasan has been provisionally suspended by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in relation to the ongoing investigation into a corruption scandal that revolved around the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
Shahzaib was also issued a chargesheet, which accused him of breaching articles 2.1.4, 2.4.4 and 2.4.5 of the PCB’s anti-corruption code.
Shahzaib, who played for the Karachi Kings in the tournament, is the fourth player to be provisionally suspended by the PCB after Sharjeel Khan, Khalid Latif and Mohammad Irfan, all of whom played for Islamabad United.
A press release issued by the PCB confirmed that Shahzaib, who has represented Pakistan in three ODIs and 10 Twenty20 Internationals, has been “provisionally suspended with immediate effect from participating in all forms of cricket”.
“PCB ACU’s [anti-corruption unit] investigations into corrupt practices will continue,” the press release added.
The move to suspend Shahzaib comes just a day after the PCB’s anti-corruption unit questioned the 27-year-old for three-and-a half-hours.