Out of favour Pakistani opening batsman, Nasir Jamshed might be looking at a possibility of a ban in the case of failure of retaliation to the charge sheet filed against him by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). Jamshed is bound to reply until 18th of May.
Jamshed remained out of bounds since his alleged role in spot-fixing during the 2017 edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL).
Last week, the Anti-Corruption tribunal set up by PCB charged the 28-year Jamshed, who has been residing in the United Kingdom (UK), containing six allegations.
“Nasir has until May 18 to file a reply. If there is no reply from him, the tribunal has the authority to announce its verdict in the case in 40 days,” Tafazzul Rizvi, the legal representative of PCB, told PTI.
It is learnt that the recently formed tribunal is headed by Retired Justice Fazal Mian Chohan, who held a hearing last week, where the cricket board filed the charge sheet against the southpaw.
Along with Chohan, former cricketer Aaqib Javed and advocate Shahzaib Masood are the other members in the tribunal panel.
In an interesting turn of events, two junior lawyers swooped in to represent Jamshed instead of his senior lawyer.
However, the two advocates were not permitted to take part further in the proceedings due to the absence of the power of attorney.
“I don’t know if Nasir will come down to Lahore to attend the hearing. Or, his lawyers will represent him. But if he fails to send in his reply. The tribunal can reach a verdict in absentia in 40 days,” added Rizvi.
According to the charge sheet filed by PCB, Jamshed insisted four cricketers to take part in spot-fixing, with the assistance of an agent named Muhammad Yousuf.
The other members involved in the said scandal are Sharjeel Khan. Khalid Latif, Shahzaib Hasan, and Mohammad Irfan, who have been handed bans ranging from 6-months to 5-years respectively.
Further, Jamshed is also charged with obstructing and not cooperating with the tribunal inquiry.