Pakistani umpire Nadeem Ghauri denied any wrongdoing after the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) banned him and umpire Anis Siddiqui for four and three years respectively after they were found guilty of being willing to compromise their integrity in discharge of their professional duties. He stated this while addressing a news conference at his residence in Lahore.

Ghauri vowed on Sunday to appeal against a ban imposed for spot-fixing after he was allegedly found willing to give favourable decisions in return for money. Ghauri said the ban was "one-sided" and vowed to appeal.

Ghauri had played one Test and six one-day internationals for Pakistan in 1989-90 before turning to umpiring. He officiated at five Tests, 43 one-day and four Twenty20 internationals before he was removed from the ICC Elite panel in 2010.