Independent adjudicator upholds 10-year ban on Pakistan’s Nasir Jamshed
Nasir Jamshed's 10-year ban has been upheld. @PTI

An independent adjudicator tasked with hearing the appeal by banned Pakistan batsman Nasir Jamshed has upheld the 10-year punishment handed down by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in August. Justice (retired) Mian Hamid Farooq found the sentence on Jamshed as “perfectly justified” and declared that it will remain in effect.

Following his involvement in spot-fixing during the 2017 Pakistan Super League, the PCB’s anti-corruption tribunal banned him from all forms of cricket after finding him guilty of five breaches of the anti-corruption code. Jamshed was already serving a one-year ban for not willing to cooperate when the ban was handed out in August.

After the one-year ban had ended on February 13, Jamshed had rejected the charges against him. This moved the PCB to issue a statement saying that the then board chairman Najam Sethi had requested a three-member anti-corruption tribunal to resolve the matter.

The PCB s legal advisor Taffazul Rizvi had earlier termed Jamshed as the linchpin in the entire PSL scandal. The tribunal has reached the verdict that the PCB s multiple charges against Nasir Jamshed have been proved and he was banned for 10 years, he told reporters when announcing the ban. He will not be allowed to be involved with cricket or cricket administration even after his period of ban is over.

Jamshed has played two Tests, 48 ODIs and 18 T20Is for Pakistan.