Tainted Pakistan opener Sharjeel Khan could potentially feature in next year’s Pakistan Super League (PSL) after being named among the players included in the local player Gold category pool. The hard-hitting batsman’s participation in the PSL, however, hinges on the successful completion of his rehab.
The 30-year-old was convicted of spot-fixing during the 2017 edition of the lucrative T20 competition and was banned for five years with half of his sentence being suspended. Since then, he has been gradually making his way back into the cricketing mainstream with the PCB softening its stance on Sharjeel’s comeback.
He recently offered an unconditional apology regarding his involvement in the corruption scandal and is undergoing a rehabilitation program set by the PCB. It remains to be seen whether any PSL franchise would be keen on picking Sharjeel in the upcoming draft.