PCB tribunal upholds Jamshed’s 10-year ban

Lahore: Former Pakistan opener Nasir Jamshed’s 10-year ban for his involvement in the spot-fixing row that rocked the Pakistan Super League (PSL) during the 2016-17 season, was on Monday upheld by an independent adjudicator.

Justice (R) Mian Hamid Farooq, in his order, noted that the ban imposed on Nasir was “perfectly justified” and would continue to remain in place.

However, the additional penalties imposed by the Anti-Corruption Tribunal related to “inclusion of Nasir in the list of players to be avoided by cricketers and all stakeholders” and “not to be given an important role in the management or administration of cricket” have been “set aside” as they don’t come under the jurisdiction of Article 6.2 of the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) Anti-Corruption Code.

Earlier in August, the PCB’s Anti-Corruption Tribunal had observed that he was guilty in relation to five of the seven breaches of the board’s anti-corruption code.

Jamshed, who played two Tests, 48 one-day internationals and 18 T20s for Pakistan until 2015, was first banned for 12 months by the same tribunal last December for failing to cooperate with the investigation.