Shahzaib Hasan’s ban increase one to four years
Reports from Lahore revealed on Friday stated that an independent adjudicator named Justice (retd) Hamid Hasan increased the ban on cricketer Shahzaib Hasan to four years in connection with a spot-fixing probe.
The former Karachi Kings’ batsman has completed the previously imposed one year ban. However the 27 year old batsman has decided to challenge the latest decision. He represented Karachi Kings in 2017 edition of the Pakistan Super League.
In addition to yearlong ban he was also fined Rs1 million by the Pakistan Cricket Board’s anti-corruption tribunal.
The right hander batsman appealed against the fine that has eventually led him suffer the increased period of ban.
“The independent adjudicator Justice (retired) Hamid Hussain has accepted (the) PCB’s appeal and lifted the ban to four years while upholding the fine,” the board’s legal adviser Taffazul Rizvi told media.
Hasan was the fifth player to be suspended for spot-fixing scandal in Pakistan Super League 2017 along with Islamabad United openers Khalid Latif and Sharjeel Khan and fast bowler Mohammad Irfan and all-rounder Mohammad Nawaz.
He was charged for violating three clauses of its anti-corruption code by the Pakistan Cricket Board- for luring cricketers into the scam, not reporting approaches by the bookies, and hiding information regarding his contacts with the bookies, was suspended on March 17, 2017. He is currently living in United Kingdom.
2.1.4 Directly or indirectly soliciting, inducing, enticing, instructing, persuading, encouraging or intentionally facilitating any Participant to breach any of the foregoing provisions of this Article 2.1.
2.4.4 Failing to disclose to the PCB Vigilance and Security Department (without unnecessary delay) full details of any approaches or invitations received by the Participant to engage in Corrupt Conduct under this Anti-Corruption Code.
2.4.5 Failing or refusing to disclose to the PCB Vigilance and Security Department (without unnecessary delay) full details of any incident, fact, or matter that comes to the attention of a Participant that may evidence Corrupt Conduct under this Anti-Corruption Code by another Participant, including (without limitation) approaches or invitations that have been received by another Participant to engage in conduct that would amount to a breach of this Anti-Corruption Code.
The opener represented Pakistan in three one-day internationals and 10 T20I matches.