PCB's corruption charges challenged by Nasir Jamshed


6 April, 2018 15:55 PM

PCB's corruption charges challenged by Nasir Jamshed

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Former Pakistan opener Nasir Jamshed has opted to challenge the multiple code of conduct charges levied on him by the Pakistan Cricket Board.

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

As a result of Jamshed's decision, the PCB referred the matter for adjudication to an Anti-Corruption Tribunal, comprising retired Justice Fazal-e-Miran, Shahzaib Masood and former bowler Aqib Javed. An official statement from the PCB said: "PCB remains resilient in its fight against corruption in cricket and shall take all measures necessary to uproot this menace."

A day after he was provisionally suspended by the PCB in February 2017, the UK-based cricketer was even arrested and immediately released on bail, following which, he was charged in relation to the PSL corruption scandal by the cricket board.

Jamshed has maintained his defiant stance since then, and even made strong allegations against PCB. In a video released on his official twitter account, the cricketer alleged that the PCB was trying to coerce other players to testify against him in the scandal.

Jamshed - who didn't play in the 2017 edition of the PSL - was one of five players who came under the scanner of the anti-corruption unit following the spot-fixing scandal and was subsequently handed a punishment by the PCB. Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif were handed five-year bans for their involvement while Mohammad Irfan and Mohammad Nawaz were banned for 12 and two months respectively for their failure to report corrupt approach.