Shahzaib Hasan’s ban increased from one to four years
He played for Pakistan in 3 ODIs and 10 T20Is.
Updated - Aug 10, 2018 5:02 pm
The problems for Pakistan cricketer Shahzaib Hasan are increased even more as an independent adjudicator has increased his ban to four years in the spot-fixing probe. He was earlier banned for 1 year and fined Rs 1 Million by Pakistan Cricket Board’s anti-corruption tribunal earlier this year for his involvement in the spot-fixing scandal which hit the Pakistan Super League (PSL) in 2017.
Shahzaib had appealed against the fine of Rs 1 Million which was heard by Justice (retd) Hamid Hasan. But it has badly gone against him as the fine was maintained and the ban was increased four times. The cricketer has already served a year’s ban and will stay away from the game for three years.
Meanwhile, the 28-year-old has decided to challenge this decision as well according to a report in the Geo News and it remains to be seen if he gets a leeway in the spot-fixing probe.
Hasan fifth cricketer in the scandal
Shahzaib Hasan represented Karachi Kings in the 2017 edition of PSL and has been suspended since then. He has played 3 ODIs and 10 T20 Internationals for Pakistan and last donned the green jersey 8 years ago. He was charged for violating three clauses of PCB’s anti-corruption code – for luring cricketers into the scam, not reporting approaches by the bookies, and hiding information regarding his contacts with the bookies.
He was the fifth player to be sidelined due to the connection in the spot-fixing along with Khalid Latif and Sharjeel Khan and fast bowler Mohammad Irfan and all-rounder Mohammad Nawaz.
It looks tough for Hasan to restart his international career now. In the limited opportunities, he failed to impress in 2010 and was eventually dropped after averaging only 11.6 in T20Is. Also in three 50-over matches, he couldn’t get going and scored only 100 runs with a solitary half-century and was never seen again until PSL started.