Nasir Jamshed, who last played international cricket for Pakistan in the 2015 World Cup, has been suspended from all forms of cricket by the Pakistan Cricket Board. He has been charged for violation of anti-corruption code in the ongoing PSL Twenty20 tournament.
This was a major setback and has stunned the cricketing world after two more players Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif were suspended recently from Pakistan Super League taking place in Dubai.
“PCB has provisionally suspended Nasir Jamshed from all forms of cricket for violating its anti-corruption code,” released a statement issued by PCB on Monday Sharjeel and Latif have already been sent a show-cause notice by the PCB and same shall be sent to Jamshed.
According to the sources, Jamshed’s name first appeared during the interrogation of Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif by the anti-corruption cell. There is a possibility of an international syndicate influencing the matches in the PSL and same is under investigation.
Two other players who were interrogated by the anti-corruption officials, Zulfiqar Babar and Shahzaib Hasan, would be allowed to continue to play in the tournament, Shaharyar said. Fast bowler Muhammad Irfan is also under investigation but has been cleared for playing upcoming matches, the PCB chairman added.
Overall, Jamshed has appeared for Pakistan in two Tests, 48 ODIs and 18 T20 internationals and was once the most favored opener in limited overs cricket before his form dipped. Nasir Jamshed also came under scanner two years back in the anti-corruption probe during Bangladesh Premier League.