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PCB bans cricketer Mohammad Nawaz for two months

PCB bans cricketer Mohammad Nawaz for two months
May 17, 2017

LAHORE, 17 May: Pakistan Cricket Board has banned left-arm spinner Mohammad Nawaz for period of two months for violating its anti-corruption code on Wednesday.
PCB’s Security and Vigilance Department had on May 12 issued a Notice to Nawaz for violating Article 2.4.4 of the anti-corruption code in which he was charged on allegations that he had failed to disclose to the PCB’s security department about approaches and invitations received by him from bookies to engage in spot-fixing, statement issued from PCB read.
In his reply, Nawaz admitted that he had received invitations by bookies to engage in spot-fixing.
He was also fined of Rs 0.2 million.
The suspension period could be reduced to one month if certain conditions are fulfilled by the all-rounder, PCB statement stated.
Nawaz, 23, is the sixth player named in the spot-fixing scandal that rocked the Pakistan Super League held in United Arab Emirates (UAE).
PCB had also banned fast bowler Mohammad Irfan for one year, with six month suspended, of receiving offers and not reporting them to PCB’s anti-corruption unit.
Openers Sharjeel Khan, Khalid Latif, Shahzaib Hasan and Nasir Jamshed are also provisionally suspended on various charges being investigated by a tribunal.

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