PSL Spot-Fixing Charges

Pakistani cricketer Nasir Jamshed likely to be banned

15 May 2018, 21:53

NTV Online
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Karachi: Pakistan's discarded Test opener Nasir Jamshed faces the prospect of ban in absentia for his alleged role in the Pakistan Super League spot-fixing scandal if he doesn't respond to the charge sheet filed against him by the PCB on May 18.

The PCB filed a charge-sheet against Nasir, 28, last week with the anti-corruption tribunal containing six allegations against the opener who resides in the United Kingdom now, reports the Times of India.

‘Nasir has until May 18 to file a reply. If there is no reply from him, the tribunal has the authority to announce its verdict in the case in 40 days,’ PCB lawyer, Tafazzul Rizvi told this correspondent.

The newly constituted tribunal headed by Justice (retd) Fazal Mian Chohan held a hearing last week in which the PCB filed its charge sheet against Nasir.

But instead of his senior lawyer, two junior lawyers turned up to represent Nasir but were not allowed to proceed by the judge after they failed to produce the power of attorney.

Former Test pacer Aaqib Javed and advocate Shahzaib Masood are the other members of the tribunal.

‘I don't know if Nasir will come down to Lahore to attend the hearing or his lawyers will represent him. But if he fails to send in his reply the tribunal can reach a verdict in absentia in 40 days,’ Rizvi said.

The PCB in its chargesheet has alleged that Nasir persuaded four cricketers through an agent, Mohammad Yousuf to become part of a spot-fixing scandal in the second PSL in February, 2017.