Pakistan allrounder Mohammad Nawaz has confessed that he was approached by the bookies on Australia tour and he failed to inform the Pakistan Cricket Board’s Anti-Corruption Unit, which supervises the run of smooth cricket in the country.
Nawaz made an appearance before the ACU of PCB while facing the barrage of question regarding spot-fixing saga which has rocked Pakistan.
According to the Waqt Tv of Pakistan, the 23-year-old Punjab-born Nawaz was seen pleading before ACU during the hearing.
The action is due against the young left-arm spinner after he failed to inform the board regarding the approach of an international business syndicate, who are trying to corrupt the games.
The disciplinary action committee summoned Nawaz On Monday (May 8), in connection with the recently surfaced spot-fixing scandal in the lucrative Pakistan Super League.
Earlier, PCB Security and Vigilance Department has issued a notice to Nawaz, in a bid to put an end to the menace of corruption in the gentleman’s game.
“This Notice of Demand has been issued under Article 4.3 of the PCB Anti-Corruption Code and requires Nawaz to appear before the PCB Security and Vigilance Department for an interview in relation to possible breaches of the PCB Anti-Corruption Code,” the PCB release stated.
The reliable sources revealed Nawaz is not expected to be sent to the tribunal committee as he has already confessed that bookies had contacted him which further seems he will not face the major ban like Mohammad Irfan, who confessed before being banned for a year from all forms of cricket and was charged with one million PKR.
However, Nawaz could also be fined for breaching the PCB’s Code of Conduct under the Article 4.3 of PCB’s constitution.
With this development, Nawaz became a sixth Pakistani player in the spot-fixing scandal when the tournament kicked off in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in February, this year.
Nawaz recently was the part of Pakistan’s Twenty20 squad for the West Indies tour after opening batsmen Sharjeel Khan, Nasir Jamshed, Shahzaib Hasan and Khalid Latif were provisionally suspended from the game as the investigation is going on with Tribunal committee hearing the cases appointed by ACU of PCB.
Nawaz, who made his international debut in 2016, has played nine One-day internationals, five Twenty20 Internationals and three Tests for Pakistan. Overall, he has picked 19 wickets in three formats.