Sharjeel’s appeal against ban overruled

Sharjeel's appeal against ban overruled An appeal by rising Pakistan cricket star Sharjeel Khan against a five year ban over spot fixing has been rejected this week.

Justice Faqir Khokhar, the one man adjudicator, upheld the ban against 28 year old Sharjeel Khan and also rejected PCB’s appeal to increase the longevity of punishment, in a trial on Wednesday.

Sharjeel’s lawyer Shajgan Ijaz told AFP later, “The decision is disappointing and we will definitely go to the high court after knowing on what grounds our appeal was rejected.”

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“The PCB has not been able to prove the spot-fixing and that has halted a promising career,” he said.

The spot fixing scandal relate to a match between Sharjeel’s team Islamabad United and Peshawar Zalmi in Dubai during the second edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).

Sharjeel Khan’s fellow opener Khalid Latif was also banned for a year with charging of 1 million Pakistani rupees, equivalent to 10 thousand US dollar as fine.

Other two Pakistani cricketers Shahzaib Hasan and Nasir Jamshed are now under investigation by the tribunal.