Independent adjudicator uphelds Nasir Jamshed’s 10-year ban
LAHORE (92 News) – An independent adjudicator on Monday upheld the 10-year ban on cricketer Nasir Jamshed for his involvement in a spot-fixing scandal that emerged during the second edition of the Pakistan Super League in 2017.
Justice (r) Mian Hamid Farooq, the independent adjudicator hearing the appeal filed by Jamshed against the decision of the Pakistan Cricket Board’s Anti-Corruption Tribunal, upheld the ban on the former opener.
After considering the cricketer’s appeal, the adjudicator announced that the 10-year ban imposed on Nasir Jamshed is ‘perfectly justified’ and shall continue to remain in force.
There were also two additional sanctions imposed on the batsman by the Anti-Corruption Tribunal, but these were nevertheless set aside for these proceedings.
These sanctions were regarding Jamshed’s inclusion in the list of players that are to be avoided by cricketers and all stakeholders. It also mentioned that he would not be given an important role in the management or administration of cricket in the country.
These sanctions were set aside as they fall outside the confines provided under Article 6.2 of the PCB’s Anti-Corruption Code, the adjudicator observed.
The PCB’s official Twitter handle tweeted, “Update: Nasir Jamshed’s 10-year ban upheld by independent adjudicator Justice (R) Mian Hamid Farooq, the independent adjudicator hearing the appeal filed by Nasir Jamshed has maintained the 10 year ban imposed on the cricketer. Details to follow.”
The 28-year old Jamshed, who played 48 one-day internationals and two Tests, was suspended from all forms of cricket in February 2017 for violating the PCB´s anti-corruption code.
He was subsequently handed a one-year ban in December for failing to co-operate with the ACU’s investigation. In August 2018, the PCB slapped a 10-year ban on the opener for having violated the board’s anti-corruption code of conduct.
Batsmen Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif were also handed five-year bans for their involvement in the scandal, while paceman Mohammad Irfan and all-rounder Mohammad Nawaz received suspensions for 12 and 2 months respectively.
Jamshed last played for the National Bank of Pakistan in December 2016 in Karachi during the Departmental One-Day cup, a domestic tournament. His last international appearance came in 2015 during the ICC Cricket World Cup which was held in New Zealand and Australia.