PSL spot-fixing row: PCB bans Mohammad Nawaz for two months

Jeannette Daniel
May 18, 2017

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has suspended all-rounder Mohammad Nawaz, from all formats of the game for a period of two months after he confessed to the nation's Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) that he delayed in reporting to the board about an offer he had received from bookies during Pakistan's recent tour of Australia.

The PCB has also fined Nawaz of Rs. 0.2 million, for concealing a meeting with a bookie and not informing the board about it on time.

The ban will be imposed from 16th May till 16th June.

Nawaz's player contract with the PCB was suspended, and he was also fined 200,000 Pakistani rupees.

"The Board has also warned the two players that they will be under observation for a month starting 18th May and reoccurrence of breach of discipline will lead to one month suspension". During the hearing, Nawaz had presented his case before the panel in relation to possible breaches of PCB's Anti-Corruption code.

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PCB's attorney Tafazzul Rizvi said he would not comment on the issue as it was being examined by the Anti-corruption Tribunal.

Nawaz, 23, failed to report a suspicious approach inviting him to engage in "corrupt conduct". The PCB said that Nawaz, on May 15, had approached the board and requested for a meeting, and the board had asked him to submit a letter stating his version of events regarding the alleged breach.

Nawaz is the latest player to be part of a widespread investigation by the PCB into corruption during the second season of the Pakistan Super League, which took place in the UAE during February and March this year.

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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