Pakistan Today – Pakistan’s 28-year-old opener Sharjeel Khan has decided to appeal against the five-year ban imposed on him by the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) Anti-Corruption Tribunal after the hearing of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) spot-fixing scandal.

Summary

  • Pakistan’s 28-year-old opener Sharjeel Khan has decided to appeal against the five-year ban imposed on him by the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) Anti-Corruption Tribunal after the hearing of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) spot-fixing scandal.
  • According to sources, Sharjeel has decided to file the appeal with an independent adjudicator, as allowed under the PCB anti-corruption code, this week ahead of the September 22 deadline.
  • The 28-year-old has reservations over the tribunal’s verdict, which is why he has decided to approach the PCB to request that an independent adjudicator hear the appeal.
  • Earlier this month, the PCB released the detailed verdict of the Anti-Corruption Tribunal against the opening batsman, stating that it reached “irrefutable conclusion” that Sharjeel was involved in breaching the code of conduct.
  • “The narration of the events, as made by the PCB, in the opening brief and substantiated by witnesses and circumstances narrated before us, not only by the witnesses of PCB, but by other relevant material available on record, we have come to the irrefutable conclusion that not only spot fixing was discussed by Sharjeel Khan, but was meticulously executed by him in a text book manner, in the mode and manner agreed,” read the verdict.


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