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Former Pakistan batsman Nasir Jamshed has been banned for 10 years by an independent anti-corruption tribunal.
The tribunal found the 28-year-old guilty of five of the seven breaches of the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) anti-corruption code he was charged with.
In addition to not being able to play any cricket, the tribunal said that any player found guilty of breaching the anti-corruption code should be banned from holding any cricket management roles in Pakistan for life.
Prior to his 10-year ban, Jamshed was suspended for a year last December for failing to cooperate with the investigation into the spot-fixing scandal that marred last year’s Pakistan Super League (PSL).
Since Jamshed denied the charges the PCB placed upon him, the board formed the tribunal, which consisted of retired judge Justice Fazal-e-Miran Chauhan, former Pakistan pace bowler Aaqib Javed and Supreme Court advocate Shahzaib Masood.
The PCB considered Jamshed to be the “linchpin” in regards to several corruption cases.
“PSL 2017’s fixing trial has concluded,” PCB lawyer Tafazzul Rizvi was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo. “There are a few cases you really don’t rejoice after winning; instead you feel sad about it because it ends with another career destroyed.
“It’s painful to see a player who didn’t have his conduct right and didn’t fulfil his responsibilities according the anti-corruption code of conduct. Our stance from the first day was he was the linchpin and he is the one who recruited players.
“Our point was proved and accepted by the tribunal, and they found him guilty on multiple charges. Even if he returns after rehabilitation, he is not allowed to be engage in any cricket management role and will be kept him away from cricket. We also suggested his name be added in a list of persons mentioned in anti-corruption lectures who are to be avoided by the players. So this all ends here.”
It remains unclear as to whether Jamshed will appeal against the tribunal’s verdict.
Jamshed is the sixth player to be sanctioned in relation to the spot-fixing scandal after Sharjeel Khan, Khalid Latif, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Irfan and Shahzaib Hasan.