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Pakistani Batsman Sharjeel Khan Handed Five Years Cricket Ban Over Spot Fixing

Pakistani Batsman Sharjeel Khan Handed Five Years Cricket Ban Over Spot Fixing

Pakistan bans batsman Sharjeel Khan for five years over spot-fixing.

No fine was imposed on the cricketer who was found guilty of intentionally playing dot-balls during the second season of Pakistan Super League that was organized in February-March.

The 28-year-old will not be able to play domestic or global cricket for half the sentence and will be kept under observation for its duration.

Despite facing a life ban and ending up with the minimum sentence, Sharjeel's lawyer, Shaigan Ijaz, confirmed that his client will appeal against the ban.

Asghat Haider, a member of the tribunal told reporters, "Sharjeel is banned for five years, which has two-and-a-half year suspended, after the proceedings of the case".

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Sharjeel's five-year-ban includes a suspended sentence of two-and-a-half years, but the left-handed batsman would still be on the wrong side of 30 before he can play cricket again even if he does fulfill all his obligations. As we understand, those three serious charges have not been proven.

Earlier, Khan denied his involvement in relation to allegations of spot-fixing during the high-octane Pakistan Super League 2017.

The tribunal's decision comes as a setback for the PCB which had repeatedly claimed to have sufficient evidence against Sharjeel and Khalid Latif in the case.

Irfan and Nawaz admitted not reporting the bookie's offer. Misbah said of the PCB investigation. Pakistan's Mohammad Nawaz was also handed ban for one month and fined him approximately United States $2,000 after he admitted failing to disclose an approach by a bookmaker to engage in corrupt practices.

"The PCB's legal team worked tirelessly with the anti-corruption and vigilance department over the course of the last six months to bring Sharjeel Khan's case to its logical conclusion".