LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has issued a charge-sheet to opener Shahzaib Hasan and suspended him over allegations of spot-fixing during the Pakistan Super League (PSL) Twenty20 tournament.
The case that has so far ensnared four other cricketers.
According to a PCB statement, Hasan has been “provisionally suspended with immediate effect from participating in all forms of cricket”.
The player has been granted 14 days to respond to the charges against him.
“PCB ACU’s [anti-corruption unit] investigations into corrupt practices will continue,” said the board’s press release.
The development in the fixing scandal probe comes a day after the anti-corruption unit of the PCB questioned Shahzaib for three and a half hours during a hearing without being able to reach a decision whether to serve him a notice of charges.
The unit has already issued charge-sheets to three cricketers in the PSL spot-fixing probe including opening batsmen Sharjeel Khan, Khalid Latif and paceman Mohammad Irfan.