LAHORE: Pakistan opener Sharjeel Khan has been banned from all forms of cricket for five years over his role in the spot-fixing scandal that marred Pakistan Super League (PSL) earlier this year, Samaa reported Wednesday.
Out of five years, he will remain suspended for half of the term during which cricket authorities will monitor his conduct.
“Sharjeel is banned for five years, which has two-and-a-half year suspended, after the proceedings of the case,” said Justice (retired) Asghar Haider, who headed the three-member tribunal.
Sharjeel Khan was banned for five breaches of the Pakistan Cricket Board’s Anti-Corruption Code.
He was suspended by Pakistan Cricket Board in February on suspicion of his alleged role in spot fixing in the opening match of Pakistan Super League between Islamabad United and Peshawar Zalmi. – Samaa
Story first published: 30th August 2017