The right-hand batsman of Pakistan, Shahzaib Hasan has received an extended ban of four years and a fine of PKR one million. The particular ban one-year ban got increased to four years following his appeal regarding the PSL spot-fixing case. An independent adjudicator delivered the verdict on Friday (August 10), after listening to final arguments from Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Hasan respectively.
Hasan received the ban for his role in spot-fixing that surfaced in the last year of PSL in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Earlier, the opening batsman of Pakistan, Shahzaib decided to appeal against the imposition of the fine. The ban and fine was imposed by Justice (retd) Hamid Hassan in the first instinct.
However, after the appeal, Shahzaib lost his case. It results in the additional ban whereas, his fine stays the same.
He has already served a ban of one year, and the banning period in particular includes that year as well. The counsellor of Hassan earlier in the press conference said that we would go for an appeal against the imposition of a fine.
PCB suspended five cricketers in connection with PSL spot-fixing.
Apart from Shahzaib Hasan, the opening duo of Islamabad United (IU) included Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Lateef faced suspension.
In addition, the lanky pacer of Pakistan, Mohammad Irfan, and spinning all-rounder Mohammad Nawaz were the other two members to face suspension.
The ex-opening batsman of Pakistan, Shahzaib received the ban on March 17, 2017. Apart from three One-day matches, Shahzaib has represented Pakistan in 10 Twenty20 Interantionals. The Anti-corruption Unit of PCB charged him with breaching the Code of Conduct. Pertinently, he is charged under three separate articles of the Board’s constitution.
The three charges which Anti-corruption of PCB slapped on him include the involving cricketers into the scam, for not reporting approaches from bookies and hiding information regarding his contacts with the bookmakers.