Sharjeel Khan accepts all charges imposed by the PCB Anti-Corruption unit

The left-hander is serving a five-year ban for spot-fixing a game during PSL 2017.

Sharjeel has played 1 Test, 25 ODIs and 15 T20Is for Pakistan | Getty

Banned cricketer Sharjeel Khan is in acceptance of all the five law charges laid down against him by the Anti-corruption unit of Pakistan Cricket Board(PCB). The left-hand batsman is serving a five-year ban, half of which is suspended, for a role in the spot-fixing scandal during 2017 edition of the Pakistan Super League(PSL). 

Shaighan Ejaz, Khan's lawyer, intimated that his client has filed an application to the PCB Chairman for an allowance to play domestic cricket before his ban expires at end of August this year. 

"Sharjeel has in his application accepted the ban imposed on him by the tribunal which means that he has accepted the five charges that were laid out against him under the anti-corruption code," Ejaz was quoted saying.

"We have asked the PCB Chairman to allow Sharjeel to resume playing club and domestic cricket before his ban ends in August. The Chairman has to get the approval of the Board of Governors to allow this under a clause of the anti-corruption code."

Ejaz also said that Khan, who has played 1 Test, 25 ODIs and 15 T20Is at the highest level, accepted all the criminal charges in this application. One of which is him meeting with a suspected bookmaker and agreeing to spot-fix the first match of the second PSL season. 

This bookie, learnt to be Yousuf Anwar, has now been charged by the National Crime Agency of the United Kingdom for bribery and corruption and is facing trial in a magistrate's court.

The UK Crime Agency has also charged Pakistan's discarded Test opener, Nasir Jamshed, who resides in the UK. 

(Inputs from PTI)


By Kashish Chadha - 26 Jan, 2019

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