Anti Corruption Unit of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has banned Sharjeel Khan in the spot-fixing case for 5 years in Pakistan Super League (PSL).

Subject to the conditions set by PCB, Sharjeel won’t be able to play any form of cricket for at least 30 months, after which he might be allowed to play domestically till the end of the ban.

“Sharjeel is banned for five years, which has two-and-a-half year suspended, after the proceedings of the case.” -Retired Justice Asghar Haider

PCB has banned Sharjeel Khan for 5 breaches of PCB Anti Corruption Code. The opening match for PSL Season 2, held in February, between Islamabad United and Peshawar Zalmi, Sharjeel Khan was suspended by PCB on suspicion for spot-fixing.

During a press conference after the decision was announced, Sharjeel Khan’s lawyer said;

“We were expecting acquittal against the spot-fixing charges and we are going to appeal to them. I insist that we are not complaining about the behavior of the tribunal members, but we are objecting to the decision. As we understand, three serious charges have not been proven. For now, we have concerns and will lodge an appeal after having a full, detailed order in the next 14 days.”

According to some, the verdict was very harsh and some were of the opinion that Sharjeel should’ve accepted his mistake. However, a statement was also to be made to show younger cricketers that there is absolutely no tolerance for such acts.

We will update the story as it continues to develop.

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Contributed By: Sakina Haider