Shahzaib Hasan suspended by PCB, officially charged

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Lahore: Pakistan Cricket Board has formally charged and provisionally suspended batsman Shahzaib Hasan on Friday over his involvement in Pakistan Super League spot-fixing scandal.

The Karachi Kings’ batsman, during PSL 2017, had been suspended from all forms of cricket.

He was summoned before the Anti Corruption Unit for the third time today where PCB handed over charge sheet to him for violating anti corruption code of the cricket board.

Shahzaib has 14 days time to respond to the Notice of Charge given to him.

PCB has charged Shahzaib for the violations of Code Articles 2.1.4, 2.4.4 and 2.4.5 of Anti Corruption Unit.

Article 2.1.4 states: “Directly or indirectly soliciting, inducing, enticing, instructing, persuading, encouraging or intentionally facilitating any Participant to breach any of the foregoing provisions of this Article 2.1.”

Article 2.4.4 reads: “Failing to disclose to the PCB Vigilance and Security Department (without unnecessary delay) full details of any approaches or invitations received by the Participant to engage in Corrupt Conduct under this Anti-Corruption Code.”

Article 2.4.5 states: “Failing or refusing to disclose to the PCB Vigilance and Security Department (without unnecessary delay) full details of any incident, fact, or matter that comes to the attention of a Participant that may evidence Corrupt Conduct under this Anti-Corruption Code by another Participant, including (without limitation) approaches or invitations that have been received by another Participant to engage in conduct that would amount to a breach of this Anti-Corruption Code.”

If found guilt, Shahzaib could face six month to life ban.

Earlier on Wednesday, PCB suspended fast bowler Muhammad Irfan and presented him charge sheet in spot fixing case. He accepted before the anti corruption unit that bookies contacted him during PSL but he did not report it to PCB.

On Thursday, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) sent notices to cricketers Sharjeel Khan, Khalid Latif, Nasir Jamshed and Muhammad Irfan for their alleged involvement in spot fixing during the second edition of PSL.

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