Mohammad Nawaz suspended for 2 months in spot-fixing case

Amos Gonzales
May 18, 2017

Discarded batsman Sharjeel Khan's counsel has told the Anti-Corruption Tribunal--probing the Pakistan Super League (PSL) spot-fixing scandal--that his client had timely informed the relevant authority of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) about his meeting with a bookie.

He becomes the second casualty of a wide-ranging investigation after fast-bowler Mohammad Irfan was banned for six months with six suspended and fined one million rupees (A$13,000) after admitting to similar charges.

Nawaz has also been fined a hefty sum of Rs 200,000.

He was earlier issued a notice of demand under Article 4.3 of the PCB anti-corruption code.

Nawaz admitted to the PCB's vigilance and security department that "on one occasion" he was approached by bookmakers and he didn't inform the cricket board in time.

Nawaz admitted to the charge in a written statement before attending a hearing on May 16 and an "agreed sanction" was imposed beginning from that date.

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"Nawaz in his written statement to the Board admitted that he had failed to inform the ACU about an approach made to him in Australia a year ago".

The anti-corruption proceedings against Nawaz began on May 8, when he was summoned by the PCB for a possible breach of the code.

His ban is for two months, but one month will be suspended if he fulfils anti-corruption criteria set by the PCB.

Nawaz, who has made just three Test and 9 ODI appearances for Pakistan, played for runner-ups Quetta Gladiators in the second edition of the PSL.

Before him, the Board has suspended Test players Sharjeel Khan and Nasir Jamshed and worldwide players Khalid Latif and Shahzaib Hasan who all are undergoing hearings.

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