Proposal to give 6 month relaxation to Nadeem Ghauri rejected.

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The Pakistan Cricket Board has decided to reject the proposal of giving a six month relaxation to banned Pakistan umpire Nadeem Ghauri who is currently serving a 4 year ban according to Press Trust of India.

Nadeem Ghauri was banned from umpiring after it was found by the PCB integrity committee in 2012 that the umpire was involved in accepting money for giving out favorable umpiring decisions on the field. The PCB board of governors decided that it is not appropriate to relax his ban as he brought the country’s cricket into disrepute. Before the meeting the chairman Shaharyar Khan circulated a letter to all members and asked for their consent on this development. The majority of the members said that the board should not lift his ban and the umpire should only be allowed to make a comeback after the ban officially ends in October.

It was also decided that when Ghauri’s ban ends in October this year the umpire will made to go through a rigorous anti-corruption course before making any decision regarding allowing him to return to domestic umpiring.

Before being banned Ghauri officiated in 5 test matches, 43 one day internationals and 4 T20 international matches for the ICC.

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