Appellate Tribunal dismisses Sharjeel, PCB’s petitions

Sharjeel Khan

The Appellate Tribunal has dismissed the petitions of both Sharjeel Khan and Pakistan Cricket board against the five-year ban imposed by Anti-corruption Tribunal on the opening batsman in the PSL spot-fixing case.

The head of the tribunal retired Justice Fair Mohammad Khokhar read out the initial verdict at the National Cricket Academy, Lahore, in the presence of both the parties. The detailed verdict will be announced soon.

Sharjeel Khan’s lawyer Shaigan Ijaz had appealed to the tribunal to reduce his five-year long ban. On the other hand, the PCB believed that the given punishment is not enough for the act he has done and they asked the tribunal for a severer sentence.

The Islamabad United player was found guilty in the breach of five clauses of the Code of Conduct.

The Appellate Tribunal will now hear the petition filed by Sharjeel’s teammate, Khalid Latif for reducing his sentence that he was imposed for being involved in the same spot-fixing case.