Sharjeel Khan banned for five years by PCB

Sharjeel Khan’s lawyer has said they will appeal against the ban © Associated Press

Sharjeel Khan has been banned from all forms of cricket for five years for his role in the spot-fixing scandal that marred the Pakistan Super League earlier this year. Sharjeel was facing five major charges of breaches of the PCB’s anti-corruption code and was found guilty for all five. Two-and-a-half years out of the five-year sentence are suspended, meaning Sharjeel could plot a return to cricket by August 2019.

His potential ban could have extended between five years and life, but he was given a minimum punishment on all charges. Sharjeel’s lawyer, Shaigan Ijaz, said they would appeal against the ban.

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Sharjeel’s ban will take effect from when he was first suspended, on February 10, 2017. Sharjeel played for Islamabad United in the PSL and was sent home from the UAE, when he was suspended along with team-mate Khalid Latif.

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