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PCB summons Mohammad Nawaz over possible violation of anti-corruption code

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has summoned Cricketer Mohammad Nawaz in continuation of its fight against the menace of corruption in cricket, ARY News reported on Monday

According to a press release issued on Monday, the board’s Security and Vigilance Department has issued a Notice of Demand to Nawaz, who plays the national side and has played Pakistan Super League (PSL) from Quetta Gladiators franchise.

This Notice of Demand has been issued under Article 4.3 of the PCB Anti-Corruption Code and requires Nawaz to appear before the PCB Security and Vigilance Department for an interview in relation to possible breaches of the PCB Anti-Corruption Code.

Due to the sensitivity of the matter, PCB did not make any additional comments about the summoning.

Nawaz, 23, is the sixth player named in the spot-fixing scandal that rocked the Pakistan Super League held in United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Fast bowler Mohammad Irfan confessed to receiving offers and not reporting them to Pakistan Cricket Board’s anti-corruption unit and was banned for one year, with six months suspended, and a fine of one million rupees ($10,000) in March.

Openers Sharjeel Khan, Khalid Latif, Shahzaib Hasan and Nasir Jamshed are also provisionally suspended on various charges being investigated by a tribunal.

Nawaz, a left-arm spinning all-rounder, has been part of the Pakistan team in all three formats since last year. He was part of Pakistan’s Twenty20 team on the current tour of the West Indies.

If proven guilty the players face a minimum ban of five years, with a potential lifetime ban.

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