Sharjeel Khan was banned from cricket by PCB post allegations of spot fixing in PSL    Getty Images
Sharjeel Khan was banned from cricket by PCB post allegations of spot fixing in PSL Getty Images

Days after Sharjeel Khan was handed a five-year ban he has decided to challenge the anti-corruption tribunal s verdict. Sharjeel was banned from participating in all forms of cricket after being found guilty of spot-fixing in Pakistan Super League season 2. Following, the Pakistan Cricket Board too has decided to challenge the verdict demanding for a more tougher sentence.

PCB, Chairman Najam Sethi, announced the news on Twitter. “PCB has appealed the sentence imposed on Sharjeel by the Tribunal and is seeking a stiffer sentence,” tweet read. Confirming on behalf of Sharjeel his lawer Shaighan Aijaz was quoted by Cricbuzz saying, “Today, we have filed our appeal against the verdict of the anti-corruption tribunal at PCB office which will forward it for appointment of an independent adjudicator. We have challenged the verdict on all five accounts as we believe that the decision was based on speculations and our arguments and cross-examinations were not properly considered.”

The tribunal will now appoint an independent adjudicator to hear both parties.

Shajeel, who plays for Islamabad United in PSL was founding of breaching five counts of PCB’s anti-corruption code. He along with Khalid Latif were banned for 5 years; he was found breaching on six counts.