The 10-year ban on Nasir Jamshed on multiple charges of spot-fixing has been upheld by an independent adjudicator, according to a statement released by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
The PCB had banned Jamshed for ten years in August this year, wrapping up a 16-month investigation into a wide-ranging scandal that rocked the Pakistan Super League
Justice (R) Mian Hamid Farooq, the independent adjudicator hearing the appeal filed by Nasir Jamshed against the decision of the Anti-Corruption Tribunal announced that the ban imposed on Jamshed has been found to be ‘perfectly justified’ and shall continue to remain in force.
Jamshed, 28, is the sixth player to be banned following the scandal that tainted the PSL in only its second year, and was described by cricket authorities as its linchpin.
The two additional sanctions imposed by the Anti-Corruption Tribunal regarding the inclusion of Nasir in the list of players to be avoided by cricketers and all stakeholders and him not to be given an important role in the management or administration of cricket have been set aside as they fall outside the confines provided under Article 6.2 of the PCB's Anti-Corruption Code.
In a short verdict in August, a three-man tribunal had ruled that apart from suspension from playing any level of cricket, a player found to be in breach of the anti-corruption code should also be ineligible from holding any management roles in Pakistan cricket for life.