PCB suspended Nasir Jamshed from all formats of cricket

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The Pakistan Cricket Board has been suspending the left-handed opener Nasir Jamshed from all formats of the cricket for breaching PCB’s anti-corruption code on Monday (13 February), which confirmed by Najam Sethi, Chairman of the Pakistan Super League on the social networking site Twitter.

The PCB chief Shahryar Khan had earlier stated that the strict action will be taken against those who are found guilty of corruption charges in the Pakistan Super League.

According to the CricBuzz Shahryar Khan stated, “The PCB took the lead in the Pakistan Super League scandal, unlike the time when the International Cricket Council (ICC) had caught three Pakistani players involved in the 2010 spot-fixing scandal. We took action as soon as we had sufficient evidence. The two boys that were sent back to Pakistan took the same flight as I did and I told them how disappointed I was with their actions. The PCB does not take such scandals lightly.”

He further added about Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif, who are currently suspended from Pakistan super League, “Once the investigation has been finalized, a disciplinary committee will be formed, headed by a senior judge. The committee will then hear what each of the accused has to say before deciding upon a punishment for them.”

Khan also made clear that the Board wants deterrent punishments for guilty. “I want to make it clear that the PCB wants deterrent punishments for anyone who is really guilty. Players should not think that they will be able to pursue their cricketing careers till four or five years after they have been punished.”

He stated about PCB’s anti-corruption code, “If the player does not report the incident to an official, they are considered guilty even if they did not plan to take the offer up.”

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