Nasir Jamshed banned for ten years on corruption charges | Cricket


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Pakistan batsman Nasir Jamshed has been banned for ten years after an independent anti-corruption tribunal found him guilty of five breaches of the PCB’s anti-corruption code. In a short verdict, the three-man tribunal ruled on Monday that apart from suspension from any level of cricket, a player found to be in breach of the anti-corruption code should also be ineligible from holding any management roles in Pakistan cricket for life.

This is the second punishment for Jamshed in the last two years. In December 2017, Jamshed was banned for a year by the PCB after an anti-corruption tribunal found him guilty of non-cooperation in the 2017 PSL spot-fixing case. Jamshed had been the third player to come under the PCB’s radar when they had begun investigations into corruption in early 2017 and had been arrested in the UK in February 2017.

Jamshed’s one-year ban only ended earlier this year, in April, following which PCB charged him with seven violations of their anti-corruption code. Jamshed responded by rejecting the charges levelled against him, pushing the PCB to form a tribunal headed by retired judge Justice Fazal-e-Miran Chauhan, and included former cricketer Aaqib Javed and Supreme Court advocate Shahzaib Masood as members.

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