The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday banned Nasir Jamshed for a year after an anti-corruption tribunal found him guilty for non-cooperation and being an obstruction in the ongoing investigation in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) spot-fixing case.
The ban, however, will end in February next year as Jamshed was provisionally suspended from all form of cricket when the scandal broke out in February this year.
“The tribunal was able to prove two charges on Jamshed, the first of his failure to cooperate and the second being a hindrance in the investigation,” the PCB lawyer Taffazul Rizvi told reporters at the PCB headquarters in Lahore.
“It must be noted that this ban has come in the wake of his non-cooperation only. He is yet to be tried for his role in the spot-fixing.
“The ban can be extended if Jamshed continues his non-cooperation. Unlike the Federal Investigation Agency or the National Accountability Bureau, the PCB cannot arrest an individual for non-cooperation. The maximum it can do is keep the player away from the game.”
Earlier, the PCB banned two openers Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif for five years, with two-and-a-half suspended for Sharjeel, for spot-fixing during the PSL2 opening match between Peshawar Zalmi and Islamabad United in Dubai.