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Nasir Jamshed will miss the action for a period of ten years. Credits: Getty Images
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PCB Hands 10-year Ban to Nasir Jamshed for Spot Fixing in PSL

The southpaw opening batsman Nasir Jamshed is handed over a 10-year ban by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for spot-fixing in Pakistan Super League (PSL). Thus, the Anti Corruption Tribunal has given a ban of a decade to Jamshed for his involvement in spot-fixing of the 2016-17 season of PSL.

Furthermore, the three-man jury has decided that the player will not partake in any form of the game. Meanwhile, the player can not hold any management position for life in Pakistan cricket.

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Nasir Jamshed will miss the action for a period of ten years. Credits: Getty Images

Nasir Jamshed will have to bear the repercussions.

In fact, Nasir Jamshed was ban for one year after the Anti Corruption Unit said he was non-cooperative in relation to his case.

However, Nasir Jamshed ban had ended in April in this year. Subsequently, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had banned him for violating seven anti-corruption code. However, Jamshed had denied all the charges against him.

Therefore, PCB came out with the statement that the board’s chairman Najam Sethi will head the case.  The three-member anti-corruption tribunal contained Justice (Retd.) Fazl-e-Miran Chauhan, Shahzaib Masood. Furthermore, a senior advocate in the Supreme Court and former Pakistan pacer Aaqib Javed was part of the jury.

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Meanwhile, Sharjeel Khan, Khalid Latif, Mohammad Irfan, Shahzaib Hasan and Mohammad Nawaz are also given respective bans for their role in the spot-fixing case by PCB.

In fact, this is not the first time that the game has come under the scanner. There have been cases of fixing which has ruined the image of the game.

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Nasir Jamshed Challenges Corruption Charges Levied by Pakistan Cricket Board

Former Pakistan opener, Nasir Jamshed has decided to challenge the multiple codes of conduct charges levied on him by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

Meanwhile, PCB charged Jamshed for five breaches of Anti-Corruption Code for Participants. Jamshed was serving a one-year ban for his non-cooperation with the PCB’s spot-fixing investigation during PSL 2017 when PCB laid these charges.

Furthermore, PCB referred the matter for adjudication to an Anti-Corruption Tribunal after Jamshed’s decisions. The committee comprises of retired Justice Fazal-e-Miran, Shahzaib Masood and former bowler Aqib Javed. PCB in an official statement said, 

PCB remains resilient in its fight against corruption in cricket and shall take all measures necessary to uproot this menace.”

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A day after his suspension in February 2017, Jamshed was arrested in the UK and immediately released on bail. Post that, PCB charged him in relation to PSL corruption scandal.

However, Jamshed has maintained his defiant stance and even made strong allegations against PCB. He alleged that PCB was trying to coerce other players to testify against him in the scandal.

Jamshed, who didn’t feature in PSL 2017 was one of the five players who came under the scanner. Subsequently, PCB handed him a punishment.

Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif got five-year bans for their involvement while Mohammad Irfan and Mohammad Nawaz got a 12 and two months, respectively for their failure to report a corrupt approach.

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The southpaw has represented Pakistan in all the formats playing two Tests, 48 ODIs, and 18 T20Is. During his stint at the international scene, he scored 1832 runs across all the formats.

The swashbuckling opener made a name for himself in the fifty-over format scoring three centuries and eight fifties.

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Spot-Fixing Scandal: I’ve Little Confidence In The PCB – Nasir Jamshed

Discarded Pakistan batsman Nasir Jamshed, who has been provisionally suspended for obstructing the spot-fixing scandal case which surfaced in the recently concluded Pakistan Super League (PSL), in the United Arab Emirates, has lambasted Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for the rigid approach, as he believes the national board is cooking up the stories against him while adding he has little faith in the cricket body.

“We have every confidence in the National Crime Agency. But we have very little confidence in the PCB,” Jamshed was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.

The 27-year-old Lahore-born Jamshed revealed PCB stated they have launched an independent probe, but the former PCB officials are hearing the case adding one can’t trust the board when they had already leaked the ‘filmsy’ information to the media houses.

“I’ve been here in Birmingham since January – and the tribunal they have formed to hear my case is made up of former PCB employees. How can that be independent?” asked Jamshed.

The reports suggested Jamshed has laughed out at the evidence provided by PCB after being grilled by the United Kingdom’s National Crime Agency (NCA) while asking the Pakistani opener to share more details.

Interestingly, the details collected by the committee against Jamshed has been leaked, as the reports suggested eight Whatsapp voice notes in Urdu between Khalid Latif and the latter were exchanged over the bat deals.

“I’ve had an arrangement for years whereby I would sell a few CA bats and take a 10% commission. It’s no secret; I’m allowed to do it,” Jamshed revealed.

However, Jamshed stated there’s no code used when they were talking about the business of bats, as he agreed on that front while explaining he has been doing that in the past too.

As many as six players were quizzed by the Anti-Corruption Committee since February, in which two were handed a minimum ban of six months and two months respectively that further is subjected to the cooperation and behaviour of a player during the effect of the ban.

“They claim they have WhatsApp voice messages that show me talking about spot-fixing in code. But what they actually have is WhatsApp voice messages that show me talking about selling bats,” Jamshed maintained.

PCB has further revealed Jamshed hasn’t cooperated with the board, in a bid to put an end to the menace of corruption in Pakistan.

Moreover, the fresh development revealed PCB’s three-member tribunal committee in Lahore, is looking to present other charges to strength the case, as Jamshed is facing two separate cases back in Pakistan.

“I expect the NCA to clear me. But my worry is that I could be cleared by the NCA and found guilty by the PCB. That would still prevent me from playing cricket again,” Jamshed asserted.

In a startling revelation, Jamshed stated PCB is desperate to show the world the cricket in Pakistan is free from any corruption, after Lord’s infamous Test brought disgrace to the country.

“The PCB knew I was looking at a future in England. I was hoping to play county cricket here. I would still like to after all this has been resolved,” Jamshed concluded.

Jamshed has played 48 One-day Internationals, in which he scored 1,418 runs at an average of 31.51. He has also featured in 18 Twenty20 Internationals and two Tests for Pakistan.

Fast bowler Mohammad Irfan and all-rounder Mohammad Nawaz were also charged with the hefty amount of fine, as Sharjeel Khan, Khalif Latif and Shahzaib Hasan are currently facing the corruption charges.

PCB Takes A Tough Stand On Khalid Latif Over PSL Spot-Fixing Scandal

The Pakistan Cricket Board has tightened its grip by seizing the bat grips allegedly given to the international cricketer Khalid Latif, who has been part of Islamabad United during the recently concluded second edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) in February, in the United Arab Emirates.

“One [piece] of … evidence is that we seized the bat grips that [a] bookie had given and they were seized from Khalid’s kit bag,” PCB’s legal representative Taffazul Rizvi was quoted by Express Tribune.

Rizvi went on to say that Khalid failed to report the board after meeting the bookie twice while saying they are looking at every aspect.

The board further revealed the ‘bat grips’ has been the indication to see opener participating in the spot-fixing which would’ve had further made it easy for the international business syndicate, who are trying to corrupt the games.

The Karachi-born right-handed batsman Latif has been accused of breaching the Code of Conduct of PCB’s constitution which includes a charge of luring different players into the fixing menace, according to the latest development from the investigators.

Interestingly, Khalid missed the inaugural match of the PSL for its franchise Islamabad United on February 9 in Dubai against defending champions Peshawar Zalmi, but the startling reports suggested the batsman has given the bat grips to his partner Sharjeel Khan.

Moreover, the left-handed batsman Sharjeel Khan is also facing the charges over playing two-dot balls for what he didn’t score deliberately according to the investigators.

The 31-year-old batsman Latif was provisionally suspended by PCB’s Anti-Corruption Unit soon after the spot-fixing scandal surfaced in February, this year.

Interestingly, both the players, who were banned after confessing that they failed to inform its national board while stating the bookmakers have had approached to them.

The investigation further saw lanky fast bowler Mohammad Irfan and allrounder Mohammad Nawaz facing the short-term bans followed by the fine which was imposed on them for not informing the board about the approaches from bookies.

The left-arm spinner Nawaz is facing one month ban with one month suspended whereas, Irfan has been banned for six months while six other months come under suspension which is subjected to improvement and if no other breach of the rules will emerge out during the tribunal hearing and extensive investigation.

As his case is being taken up by a three-member tribunal committee, Latif’s lawyer Badar Alam, who wasn’t happy with the outcome following the summons from board’s Security and Vigilance department itself.

However, Alam challenged the neutrality of the tribunal while stating the three-member committee is comprised of one of the ex-PCB chairmen.

The other players are facing the suspension include Sharjeel Khan (Islamabad United), Shahzaib Hasan (Karachi Kings) left-handed discarded opener Nasir Jamshed, who has further threatened PCB for a legal suit.

The suspended players are facing a wide range of charges and if found guilty, the players would face the ban which further ranges from five years to life ban as per board’s articles.

Nasir Jamshed All Set To Cooperate With PCB Regarding PSL Fixing Saga

Discarded Pakistan batsman Nasir Jamshed is ready to cooperate with Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) investigative committee after he was provisionally suspended for his alleged involvement in the spot-fixing scandal during the recently concluded Pakistan Super League.

Sporztwiki learnt Jamshed following the help of his lawyer has reached to PCB by saying his passport was confiscated by the National Crime Agency (NCA), of UK during his stay in Birmingham.

The video message suggested the 27-year-old Jamshed made a statement that he will present himself before the PCB authorities after the completion of investigation in England.

“I have no control over what is being said in the media. I have neither changed residences, nor am I hiding from anyone. I am completely ready to cooperate with the PCB. My only request is to let the NCA inquiry being conducted to reach its conclusion first,” Jamshed was quoted as saying by Dawn.com.

Jamshed was charged for breaching the Anti-Corruption Code of Conduct. The violations were related to the obstruction while not cooperating with the investigation regarding fixing scandal.

PCB believes Jamshed is the main character, who had attempted to corrupt the matches during the second edition of PSL with the international business syndicate.

However, the left-handed batsman stated the national board should wait before the completion of an investigation by United Kingdom’s NCA department which has grilled Jamshed over the same issue after Pakistan board has requested them to inquire regarding the matter in February.

“This is something the PCB had stated itself, when they stopped an FIA inquiry. I believe that too. First the NCA inquiry should be completed,” Jamshed said.

During this week, Jamshed was charged with two violations of the Pakistan cricket board’s Code of Conduct before being asked to report on the issue within 14 days.

Jamshed was released on bail in England when he was arrested by the police following the spot-fixing scandal hit that hit Pakistan Super League in Dubai which further saw fast bowler Mohammad Irfan being banned for a year earlier this month.

“The PCB has stated itself that they are in regular contact with the NCA, and are fully aware of the inquiry. Once it ends, I will present myself as and when the PCB requires me to,” Jamshed added.

On the other side, Jamshed was provisionally suspended alongside Sharjeel Khan, Khalid Latif and Shahzaib Hassan.

Earlier, during the investigation, Pakistan’s Federal Investigation agency also swung into action following the orders of interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan which further saw four players on the hinge of exit control list as PCB has asked for assistance in the collection the evidence from provisionally suspended players.

Jamshed has played two Tests, 48 ODIs and 18 T20Is for Pakistan. He has scored three centuries in a 50-over format which further include eight fifties after amassing 1,418 runs.

PCB Issues Formal Notice To Nasir Jamshed Over Violation Of PCB’s Code Of Conduct

In the latest development on Tuesday, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), issued a formal notice to overlooked opening batsman Nasir Jamshed for not cooperating with the board’s Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) before being asked to file the response within 14 days.

The statement has suggested that the 27-year-old left-handed batsman has violated the rules of the board while becoming an obstruction during the investigation after the spot-fixing scandal surfaced in the recently concluded second edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL), in February.

“PCB’s investigations with regard to any potential breaches of the PCB Anti-Corruption Code will carry on as PCB continues with its relentless commitment to uproot the menace of corrupt practices from the game of cricket,” PCB release said.

The PCB statement stated that Jamshed has violated the Articles 2.4.6 and 2.4.7 of the board’s constitution, as the three-member committee chaired by Justice Asghar Haider is already hearing the cases of two international cricketers in the form of Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif, who have also been suspended from all forms of cricket.

“The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has today issued a Notice of Charge to Nasir Jamshaid for violation of Articles 2.4.6 and 2.4.7 of the PCB Anti-Corruption Code requiring him to respond within 14 days,” it added.

Earlier, Jamshed was arrested and eventually released on a bail during the investigation in Britain regarding the fixing saga and was ‘provisionally’ suspended from all forms of cricket.

It becomes pertinent that Jamshed, who is in the United Kingdom, was suspended on February 13th before being grilled by National Crime Agency of Britain, following the request from PCB over the international syndicate trying to corrupt the PSL games.

However, if proven guilty Jamshed would be in all sorts of bother as the punishment ranges from six months to a life ban.

On the other side, opening batsman Shahzaib Hasan has been sent to the Tribunal of Anti-Corruption Unit for further investigation, following the refusal from him over the charges which levelled by ACU.

The 27-year-old right-handed batsman Shahzaib is facing the charges for violating the following clauses; 2.1.4, 2.4.4 and 2.4.5 of the PCB’s code of conduct.

In the recent past, Pakistan cricketers were involved in the corruption scandal which further dates back to 1999 when Salim Malik and fast bowler Ataur Rehman were given a life ban following the investigation from the country’s board.

In similar and unfortunate incident for cricket in 2010, the then Pakistan skipper Salman Butt alongside two fast bowlers; Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir were banned for five years following their involvement in the fixing scandal.

Losing Players To Greed Of Fixing Is Hugely Disappointing: Mickey Arthur

Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur has rued the loss of players in the wake of the spot-fixing scandal that has rocked the sport in the nation.

Pakistan team is one of the biggest sufferers of the spot-fixing menace. In 2010, they had to lose the services of three of their most important players- Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir- after they were found guilty of being involved in fixing during the England tour. The three players have returned to cricket but only Amir has managed to return to international cricket while the other two are still toiling hard at the domestic level.

The country is facing a similar situation now as they are in danger of losing as many as five players due to spot-fixing. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has provisionally suspended Sharjeel Khan, Khalid Latif, Nasir Jamshed, Mohammad Irfan and Shahzaib Hasan for breaking the PCB’s anti-corruption code during the recently concluded Pakistan Super League (PSL).

“Players become greedy and that’s hurting international cricket in general and the recent case has hurt Pakistan,” Arthur said on Tuesday (March 21).

“All the boards including the PCB educate the players of the pitfalls. They have gotten reams and reams of lectures from the ICC (International Cricket Council) anti-corruption unit and they are doing a great job in education.

“There should be no complacency on the part of the players because losing players to the greed of fixing is hugely disappointing,” he added.

Arthur, former South Africa and Australia coach – who took charge of Pakistan last year – is particularly saddened by highly-rated opener Sharjeel Khan’s name in the scandal.

“He (Sharjeel) was in the team for all the formats. He had got his name on the map and he got himself fit and he was about to become an explosive player for us and it’s sad,” he concluded.

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PCB Panel To Probe Jamshed In UK Over PSL Spot-Fixing

Lahore, March 21 (IANS) A two-member probe committee of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) comprising Director Security Col Muhammad Azam (Retd) and General Manager (Legal) Salman Naseer will travel to the United Kingdom to look into opener Nasir Jamshed’s alleged involvement in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) spot-fixing saga.

According to a report in the Dawn newspaper, Jamshed was investigated by National Crime Agency in UK and his passport was withheld by the authorities when he was granted bail.

“A two-member PCB team comprising Director Security retired Col Muhammad Azam and General Manager (Legal) Salman Naseer will go to the UK to interrogate Jamshed,” a PCB official said.

Meanwhile, pacer Mohammad Irfan and opening batsman Khalid Latif, who are among the five accused in the PSL spot-fixing case, appeared before the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Monday and recorded their statements.

“Both cricketers recorded their statements before an FIA cyber crime team and denied their involvement in spot-fixing,” an official said.

The other two suspended players — Sharjeel Khan and Shahzaib Hasan — will appear before the FIA Lahore to record their statements on Tuesday.

The report added that the FIA could not get the custody of the cellphones of the four suspended players for forensic examination.

PCB To Question Nasir Jamshed In PSL Spot-Fixing Scandal

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will question the suspended player Nasir Jamshed in the spot-fixing scandal that transpired during the second edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL). It is believed that it was Jamshed, who introduced Khalid Latif and Sharjeel Khan to a bookie named Yousuf. All the three players were suspended by the PCB last month for fixing charges.

As per sources, Jamshed, who is based in London now-a-days, will be questioned by Pakistan High Commission in London,

“He can’t come to Pakistan as he is on bail and has to appear before UK’s national crime agency in April in this case. But we want to also question him in detail about his role in the PSL spot-fixing scandal,” a source told PTI.

“It will happen soon as Nasir appears to have played a key role in the spot-fixing scandal that came to our notice,” the source added.

This is not the first time when Jamshed has come under scanner for fixing charges as before this, he was in the dock during the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) as well but the left-handed batsman was cleared of all charges and also played for Pakistan in 2015 ICC World Cup, held in Australia and New Zealand.

Recently, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) appointed a three-member tribunal committee to look into the fixing scandal, involving Khalid Latif and Sharjeel Khan. Both the cricketers submitted their reply to the board, in which they accepted to breaching disciplinary code but did not accept the fixing charges. The committee is still investigating in the matter and will give its report in the next two and a half months.

Along with them, Mohammad Irfan was also suspended by the PCB for failing to report to PCB for being approached by a bookie.

Pakistan's Mohammad Irfan has been one of the four suspected players in spot-fixing case in PSL 2017.

Federal Investigation Agency To Summon PSL 2017 Spot-Fixing Victims

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) will summon four tainted players suspected in the Pakistan’s Super League (PSL) spot-fixing case; Mohammad Irfan, Nasir Jamshed, Khalid Latif and Sharjeel Khan in coming days.

Going by the reports, pacer Irfan and Jamshed will be recording their statements before FIA investigators on March 20, whereas, the other two will be appearing the following day. Though, the investigative agency hasn’t asked another suspect involved Shahzaib Hassan to confront them.

A spokesperson of the Interior Ministry has revealed that Hasan would be investigated only when he will be found guilty for altering game’s integrity in any manner, which hasn’t happened by now.

Speaking to media on Thursday, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Pakistan Interior Minister said spot-fixing has been there for a while now and just because few individuals tend to initiate it, the whole country can’t be put under the blame banner.

“Few people (accused players) can’t be allowed to tarnish the image of the country. This is a corruption case and FIA will reach all persons involved in this case. After inquiry, if corruption and match-fixing is proved, then FIA could register FIRs to send the accused to jail.”

Mohammad Irfan, who was lately suspended and charged-sheet by PCB over his alleged connections with the bookie, the board has given him a fortnight time to submit his reply.

Apart from him, all three were taken under investigation by the anti-corruption unit of PCB and board officials also, after they were suspected to involve in fixing during PSL’s second season.