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Spot-fixing: Nasir Jamshed banned for 1 year by PCB

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) anti-corruption unit on Monday banned Pakistan batsman Nasir Jamshed for one year for obstructing and not cooperating with investigators in connection with a probe into a spot-fixing case.

According to a PCB official, the ban was imposed under the clause relating to obstruction and non-cooperation with the PCB.

Jamshed was earlier charged by the PCB for violations of the code which pertained to non-cooperation in an investigation into the spot-fixing case.

Jamshed, based in England, was provisionally suspended on February 13 this year in relation to the investigations into alleged corruption in the Pakistan Super League.

The PCB used clause 4.7.1 from the anti-corruption code according to which the board has the option to provisionally suspend the player without charge under exceptional circumstances which are:

“…where any relevant police authority has arrested and/or charged a participant with an offence under any relevant criminal law… that may also constitute an offence under this anti-corruption code”.

Jamshed was arrested and subsequently released on bail by the UK’s National Crime Agency in relation to the case, a day after the PCB had suspended him.

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