Pakistani batsman Nasir Jamshed banned for ten years

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) confirmed that the Pakistan batsman Nasir Jamshed who last played for Pakistan at the 2015 World Cup has been banned for ten years after an independent anti-corruption tribunal for his part on the spot-fixing scandal that swept over the Pakistan Super League in 2017.

At least one part of the evidence against Jamshed was a collection of WhatsApp voice recordings allegedly between Jamshed and others also implicated in the case; these recordings were also leaked to the media.

He will not be allowed to be involved with cricket or cricket administration even after his period of the ban is over. Pertaining to his breach of the anti-corruption code, the 28-year-old should also be ineligible from holding any management roles in Pakistan cricket in the future.

He is the sixth Pakistan player to be punished in the wake of the PSL spot-fixing case in 2017 and received the heaviest punishment. Previously, Sharjeel Khan, Khalid Latif, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Irfan and Shahzaib Hasan were all fined and banned on separate charges.

PSL 2017’s fixing trial has concluded, there are a few cases you really don’t rejoice after winning. Instead, you feel sad about it because it ends with another career destroyed.” PCB lawyer Tafazzul Rizvi said after the verdict.