Sharjeel Khan has finally accepted his role in spot-fixing and apologized to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and the whole Pakistani nation.
“I am sorry for my irresponsible act. I am disappointed to hurt my family and every single Pakistani,” the cricketer made an official apology in a meeting with PCB’s anti-corruption unit.
Khan realized the consequences he had in the last 2.5 years and adviced the young cricketers to make sure not to get involved in such activities.
“I had suffered a lot. I think such incidents can’t help you get out of it throughout your whole life. Thinking about the timely benefits affects your whole life,” Khan opined.
The 20-years-old cricketer has started the PCB’s rehabilitation program in which he will give lectures to the players about corruption and players’ code of conduct.
According to Khan’s lawyer Shaigan Ejaz, the cricketer is confident to start playing for Pakistan as soon as possible. He has to play domestic cricket first before showing his availability for the national team.
It merits mentioning here that Khan faced a 2.5 years ban by the PCB for being involved in spot-fixing scandal along with two other cricketers Khalid Latif and Nasir Jamshed during the second season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).