Sharjeel to be considered for selection by end of 2019

Pakistan batsman Sharjeel Khan has been given the allowance to be considered for selection by the end of 2019 after the batsman tendered an unconditional apology

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Sharjeel Khan is set to make a comeback in cricket after he made an unconditional apology. He was banned rom the sport by the Anti-Corruption Tribunal of the Pakistan Cricket Board for his role in the spot-fixing scandal, during the second edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) in 2017.

He was found guilty on five accounts by the anti-corruption unit and was slapped a five-year suspended ban by the board. It meant that Sharjeel could play cricket after 30 months, but would have to satisfy several pre-requisites as set by the PCB.

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The 30-month period is already done and he will now undergo rehabilitation as deemed fit by the PCB’s Security and Anti-Corruption Code. It is expected that Sharjeel’s re-integration process will be completed by the end of 2019 after which he will be considered for selection to top-level cricket.

Sharjeel thanked PCB for accepting his apology and promised to show more responsibility from now on.

“I offer my unconditional apology to the Pakistan Cricket Board, my team-mates, fans and family for the irresponsible conduct that brought embarrassment to everyone. I request for forgiveness and assure I will show more responsibility in my future actions.”

“I remind all cricketers to strictly and religiously follow the PCB Anti-Corruption Code as breaching it will only earn momentary gains but the consequences will be severe and last for rest of the career. I have agreed on the future course of action with the PCB, including helping it in its education sessions on anti-corruption,” he said.

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