Mohammad Nawaz    Getty Images
Mohammad Nawaz Getty Images

Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has issued a Notice of Demand to left-arm spinner Mohammad Nawaz in connection with suspected failure to report a fixing approach made by a bookie. Nawaz has been asked to appear before the PCB Security and Vigilance Department for allegedly breaching its Anti-Corruption Code’s Article 4.3. “Pakistan Cricket Board’s Security and Vigilance Department has today issued a Notice of Demand to Cricketer, Mohammad Nawaz in continuation of its fight against the menace of corruption in cricket,” PCB said in a statement.

“This Notice of Demand has been issued under Article 4.3 of the PCB Anti-Corruption Code and requires Nawaz to appear before the PCB Security and Vigilance Department for an interview in relation to possible breaches of the PCB Anti-Corruption Code,” the statement added. According to the reports, Nawaz was approached by bookmakers during Pakistan’s tour of Australia, something which he failed to report to the PCB on time. While Nawaz did reveal it later on, it was well after the allowed time period to report such matters. It is expected that the cricket board will ask Nawaz to appear before the Security and Vigilance Department on May 11.

Nawaz has played has represented Pakistan in 3 Tests, 9 ODIs and 5 T20Is. He was in Pakistan’s T20 side for West Indies tour but somewhat overtaken by Shadab Khan for the all rounder’s spot and is currently at the NCA in Lahore as a part of all rounder’s camp by PCB.