Opening batsman, Shahzaib Hasan’s ban has been increased from one year to four years as the independent adjudicator Justice Hamid Hussain gave his verdict on Shahzaib and PCB’s appeal.
Earlier, Anti-Corruption Tribunal had imposed a one year and a fine of Rs 1 million for being involved in spot-fixing during Pakistan Super League 2017.
Shahzaib Hasan was convicted for convincing other players for spot-fixing and not cooperating in the investigation.
He was charged for the breach of following provisions of PCB’s Anti Corruption Code:
2.1.4 Directly or indirectly soliciting, inducing, enticing, instructing, persuading, encouraging or intentionally facilitating any Participant to breach any of the foregoing provisions of this Article 2.1.
2.4.4 Failing to disclose to the PCB Vigilance and Security Department (without unnecessary delay) full details of any approaches or invitations received by the Participant to engage in Corrupt Conduct under this Anti-Corruption Code.
2.4.5 Failing or refusing to disclose to the PCB Vigilance and Security Department (without unnecessary delay) full details of any incident, fact, or matter that comes to the attention of a Participant that may evidence Corrupt Conduct under this Anti-Corruption Code by another Participant, including (without limitation) approaches or invitations that have been received by another Participant to engage in conduct that would amount to a breach of this Anti-Corruption Code.
The batsman who hails from Karachi has already served one year ban. He appealed to waive off Rs 1 million fine, but the adjudicator has decided against it.
Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif have already been convicted for being involved in the same spot-fixing incident getting banned for five years, while the former was also handed a Rs 1 million fine.