PCB hits Jamshed with corruption charges

Nasir Jamshed five breaches PCB anti-corruption code Pakistan Super League PSL spot-fixing scandal Pakistan cricket

Nasir Jamshed has 14 days to respond to the Notice of Charge

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Just under two months after receiving a one-year ban, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has formally charged opening batsman Nasir Jamshed with five breaches of their anti-corruption code.

In December 2017, Jamshed was handed a 12-month ban for refusing to co-operate with their investigation into the Pakistan Super League (PSL) spot-fixing scandal, which occurred last year.

With five breaches having been levelled against Jamshed, he now has 14 days to respond.

“The Pakistan Cricket Board has today issued a Notice of Charge to Cricketer, Nasir Jamshed, wherein he has been charged with multiple violations of Articles 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4 and 2.4.4 of the PCB’s Anti-Corruption Code for Participants (“the Code”),” a statement issued by the PCB said. “Nasir Jamshed now has fourteen (14) days to respond to the Notice of Charge.

“Nasir Jamshed is already facing a one year Period of Ineligibility imposed on him vide the PCB Anti-Corruption Tribunal’s Order dated 11th December 2017 for breaching Article 2.4.6 of the Code.”

Jamshed is one of five players that were indicted in the spot-fixing scandal, with the others being Sharjeel Khan, Khalid Latif, Mohammad Irfan and Mohammad Nawaz.

Sharjeel and Latif were both banned for five years, while Irfan and Nawaz were banned for 12 months and two months respectively.

“PCB remains resilient in its fight against corruption in cricket,” the statement added. “Upon action initiated by PCB the Anti-Corruption Tribunal has already banned two Cricketers, namely Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif, after they were found guilty on all charges of Corrupt Conduct alleged against them. The convictions of both cricketers were subsequently upheld on appeal by an Independent Adjudicator.”

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