Pakistani batsman Shahzaib Hasan was sentenced to a one-year ban on account of spot-fixing allegations. He is included in the notorious list of five other players Nasir Jamshed, Mohammed Irfan, Mohammed Nawaz, Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif.
He has been awarded this penalty for breaching the anti-corruption code. Counts 2.4.4 and 2.4.5, clauses of failure to report an approach and some other allegations.
Speaking about this, PCB legal adviser Taffazzul Rizvi said, “Another player has been banned following the PSL scandal. The young cricketers should learn lessons from this and stay away from any such activity. He has been found guilty in three out of four allegations and will face a year-long ban with a hefty fine. He cannot come on the field right away. He will have to go through the process and the first step of that process is acceptance of guilt. He will have to admit and regret what he has done and then only, after PCB’s Anti-Corruption Unit is satisfied, he will be allowed to play.”
A year ago, a scandal regarding mass fixing came into limelight in the Pakistan Super League. Allegations were filed on most of the top players. Irfan and Jamshed were awarded eviction for a year and Nawaz was banned for two months.
Shahzaib played for Pakistan in the victorious team of 2009 ICC T20 world cup and played in three ODIs and 10 T20Is for his country.
The PCB revealed that the board adheres to the no-tolerance strategy towards corruption and is heading towards serious action in case of violating the code of conduct. The board announced that the current series will be monitored by the anti-corruption officers.