The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has today issued Shahzaib Hasan a Notice of Charge and provisionally suspended him with immediate effect from participating in all forms of cricket. Hasan is the fourth players to be suspended in PSL corruption scandal. He has been charged with violations of Code Articles 2.1.4, 2.4.4 and 2.4.5 and now has 14 days to respond to the Notice of Charge.
A couple of days ago, PCB issued a Notice of Charge to fast bowler Mohammad Irfan under the PCB Anti-Corruption Code. Irfan had been charged with two violations of Code Article 2.4.4 and now given 14 days to respond to the Notice of Charge. He had also been provisionally suspended with immediate effect from participating in all forms of cricket.
According to the official press release, PCB’s investigation will continue with regard to any questionable activity by any player and player support personnel as it carries on with its mission of eliminating the menace of corruption from cricket.
PCB has also provisionally suspended left arm test player Nasir Jamshed, and Sharjeel Khan and ODI and T20 player Khalid Latif from all forms of cricket for violating its anti corruption code.
Earlier, PSL chairman Mr. Najam Sethi stressed that PCB’s Anti Corruption Unit (ACU) will remain vigilant and continue to protect the PSL from the menace of corruption.
“I must remind all players of their responsibilities in the fight against corruption. They must understand that if they even think they may have been the subject of a suspicious approach, it is their obligation under the PCB Anti-Corruption Code to report it to an appropriate anti-corruption official as a matter of urgency,” said Chairman PCB, Mian Shaharyar M. Khan in a statement.