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Nasir Jamshed formally charged by PCB for violating anti-corruption code

Jamshed was earlier cited as the main culprit behind the spot-fixing scandal in PSL.

Nasir Jamshed
Nasir Jamshed. (Photo by ANESH DEBIKY/AFP/Getty Images)

Opening batsman Nasir Jamshed has been formally charged by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for not cooperating with the anti-corruption investigation and obstructing to its claws. The stylish southpaw was charged under two different clauses of PCB’s anti-corruption code relating to the role of an individual during the investigation.

Jamshed who was earlier cited as the main culprit behind the spot-fixing scandal in Pakistan Super League was not charged due to fixing or any corruption issues or even encouraging other players to become a part of the fixing scandal. This is not the first time spot-fixing has been prevalent in Pakistan as it has occurred on quite a few occasions earlier.

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“The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has today issued a Notice of Charge to Nasir Jamshaid for violation of Articles 2.4.6 and 2.4.7 of the PCB Anti-Corruption Code requiring him to respond within 14 days,” read a statement of PCB.

Both cases are involved with individual’s role in the investigation process and if the charges are proved then both will carry different level of penalties.

The clause 2.4.6 of PCB’s anti-corruption code says that “failing or refusing, without compelling justification, to cooperate with any investigation carried out by the PCB Vigilance and Security Department in relation to possible Corrupt Conduct under this Anti-Corruption Code (by any Participant), including (without limitation) failing to provide accurately and completely any information and/or documentation requested by the PCB Vigilance and Security Department (whether as part of a formal Demand pursuant to Article 4.3 or otherwise) as part of such investigation.”

While, the clause 2.4.7 says “Obstructing or delaying any investigation that may be carried out by the PCB Vigilance and Security Department in relation to possible Corrupt Conduct under this Anti- Corruption Code (by any Participant), including (without limitation) concealing, tampering with or destroying any documentation or other information that may be relevant to that investigation and/or that may be evidence of or may lead to the discovery of evidence of Corrupt Conduct under this Anti-Corruption Code.”

If the charges are proved then Nasir can face a life ban as per the rules of PCB’s anti-corruption code while the minimum ban is for 6 months. The left-hander was suspended by ICC on February 13 for violating its code of conduct. He is currently awaiting NCA investigations.

 

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