In its “continuation of fight against the menace of corruption in cricket” the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) handed a Notice of Demand to Mohammad Nawaz and asked the left-arm orthodox to appear before its Security and Vigilance Department.
“Pakistan Cricket Board’s Security and Vigilance Department has today issued a Notice of Demand to Mohammad Nawaz in continuation of its fight against the menace of corruption in cricket,” a PCB statement said. “This Notice of Demand has been issued under Article 4.3 of the PCB Anti-Corruption Code and requires Nawaz to appear before the PCB Security and Vigilance Department for an interview in relation to possible breaches of the PCB Anti-Corruption Code.”
The cricket board, however, did not dwell into the details. “Due to the sensitivity of the matters under question PCB shall not make any additional comments at this stage.”
The PCB barred Mohammad Irfan from participating in all forms of cricket for a year in March after the fast bowler pleaded guilty for his inability to report approaches by the bookmakers.
Currently, Islamabad United’s openers Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif are being tried under by a tribunal for their alleged meetings with the bookies after the two were booted out of the league just a few days into it. Nasir Jamshed and Shahzaib Hasan are the other two players to have been summoned by the board in the ever-widening PSL spot-fixing scandal.
Nawaz, who came to prominence during the first edition of the PSL, have been donning Quetta Gladiators’ colours in the five-team tournament. The 23-year-old has played three Tests, nine ODIs, and five T20Is since making his Pakistan debut in February last year.