25th April 2017

Shahzaib Hasan formally charged with breaching PCB corruption code

Shahzaib Hasan (pictured, centre) has become the fifth cricketer to be charged with breaches of the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) Anti-Corruption Code. In a statement, the PCB said that Hasan would have until 18 May to respond to charges that he had breached Articles 2.1.4; 2.4.4; and 2.4.5 of the Code, which relate to facilitating match-fixing and failing to report a suspicious approach.

On 10 February, the PCB provisionally suspended Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif on charges of violating its Anti-Corruption Code. On 15 February, it provisionally suspended Nasir Jamshed on similar charges and on 14 March, Mohammed Irfan was provisionally suspended for failing to report a suspicious approach. Hasan was provisionally suspended on 20 March.

All five have now been officially charged. Irfan has been sanctioned with a one-year ban after admitting the charges against him. Khan, Latif, and Jamshed are understood to be contesting the PCB’s charges.

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