Islamabad – Pakistan Test cricketer Nasir Jamshed was banned
for 10 years on Friday for violating Pakistan Cricket Board’s anti-corruption
“There are some cases you really don’t rejoice after
winning. Instead you feel sad about it because another career (of a player is)
destroyed,” the PCB’s legal adviser Tafazzul Rizvi told reporters.
Jamshed was found guilty of seven breaches of the
anti-corruption code during the second edition of the Pakistan Super League in
2017 in which several other Pakistan players were banned.
It’s the second punishment for Jamshed, who represented
Pakistan in two test matches, 48 one-day internationals and 18 Twenty20
He was first banned for a year in December 2017 for not
cooperating with the PCB’s anti-corruption tribunal in the 2017 PSL spot-fixing
In April this year, PCB charged him with seven violations of
its anti-corruption code. However, Jamshed rejected all the charges, which
forced the cricket board to form a three-member tribunal which also included
former test cricketer Aqib Javed.
“Our stance from the first day was the he (Jamshed) is
the linchpin and he is the one who recruited players and all this fixing saga
took place,” Rizvi said.
“Our point was proved and accepted by the tribunal and
they found him guilty on multiple charges.”
Rizvi said that even if Jamshed returned from his 10-year
ban, he will not be engaged in any cricket management role.
Last week, an independent adjudicator extended another
Pakistan international cricketer Shazaib Hasan’s ban from one to four years in
the same PSL spot-fixing case.