first_imgFormer Pakistan batsman Nasir Jamshed has been handed a 10-year ban by an anti-corruption tribunal for his part in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) spot-fixing scandal that engulfed the league in 2017, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said on Friday.Jamshed did not participate in the first two editions of the PSL but it was alleged that he played a major role in the spot-fixing scandal that rocked the tournament.Jamshed, who played 48 One-Day Internationals and two Tests, was suspended from all forms of cricket in February 2017 for violating the PCB’s anti-corruption code and handed a one-year ban in December for failing to co-operate with the ACU’s investigation.According to PCB’s chargesheet, Nasir convinced four cricketers through an agent, Muhammad Yousuf, to get involved in the spot-fixing scandal in the second season of the PSL in February last year.PCB’s legal advisor Taffazul Rizvi said Jamshed was the “lynchpin” in the 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,” Rizvi told reporters.”He will not be allowed to be involved with cricket or cricket administration even after his period of ban is over.”Jamshed who once scored three back-to-back ODI hundreds against India in 2012/13 has denied his involvement in the PSL spot-fixing scandal which has already led to bans ranging from five years to six months on Pakistani players, Sharjeel Khan, Khalid Latif, Shahzaib Hasan and Muhammad Irfan.Jamshed has termed the charges against him as flimsy and ridiculous but he is also under investigation by the UK’s National Crime Agency after the PSL and the agency has withheld his passport till the investigation continues.advertisementNasir last played for Pakistan in the 2015 World Cup with his selection causing a lot of controversy while his last appearance in domestic match in Pakistan was in December, 2016.(With Reuters inputs)last_img