Pakistan bans Jamshed for 12 months in fixing case

Pakistan’s Nasir Jamshed plays South Africa’s Lonwabo Tsotsobe’s delivery during their first Twenty20 cricket match in Johannesburg, Nov. 20, 2013. (REUTERS)
Updated 11 December 2017

Pakistan bans Jamshed for 12 months in fixing case

LAHORE: Pakistan Monday handed former opener Nasir Jamshed a one-year ban for failing to cooperate with investigators in a spot-fixing case that rocked the Pakistan Super League earlier this year.
Jamshed was allegedly the middle man between players and an alleged bookie. He has denied all charges.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) legal adviser Taffazul Rizvi announced the verdict, saying the investigation into fixing charges was still under way.
“The three-member tribunal banned Jamshed for one year for non-cooperation with the investigation,” Rizvi told media.
“PCB has not levelled any fixing charges on Jamshed as yet as there is another investigation under way against him in (the) UK.”
Britain’s National Crime Agency arrested Jamshed and one unnamed person five days after the spot-fixing allegations surfaced during the second edition of the PSL in February.
Former Pakistan opener Sharjeel Khan was banned for five years — with half of that sentence suspended — while his fellow teammate Khalid Latif was also banned for five years and fined one million rupees ($9,460) in the same case.
Khan was charged for playing two dot balls during the PSL match between Islamabad United and Peshawar Zalmi as part of a spot-deal struck by Latif.
Spot-fixing is the practice of pre-determining the outcome of a specific part of a match in return for money.
Jamshed has played two Tests, 48 one-day internationals and 18 Twenty20 for Pakistan.
He was last included in Pakistan’s World Cup 2015 squad as a replacement but was booed off by the crowd for being overweight and in poor form.
Another former opener Shahzaib Hasan is also under investigation in the case.
Paceman Mohammad Irfan (banned for one year) and spinner Mohammad Nawaz (banned for two months) have completed their sentences on not reporting fixing offers to the PCB.


Bad weather limits Pakistan-Sri Lanka 2nd day to 17.5 overs

Updated 12 December 2019

Bad weather limits Pakistan-Sri Lanka 2nd day to 17.5 overs

  • About 2,000 spectators were drawn by free entry to the 28,000-seat Cricket Stadium
  • Sri Lanka reached 263-6 when play was called off

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan: Bad weather spoiled the second day of Pakistan’s first home cricket test in more than 10 years as only 17.5 overs could be bowled against Sri Lanka on Thursday.
Resuming on 202-5, Sri Lanka reached 263-6 when play was called off at 3:30 p.m. local time due to bad light. Niroshan Dickwella on 33 was the only wicket to fall.
Only about 2,000 spectators were drawn by free entry to the 28,000-seat Pindi Cricket Stadium.
“I came to the stadium at around 9:30 a.m., but I am so disappointed that I could watch less than 20 overs,” said Siddique Ahmed, a college student. “I wish tomorrow it’s a bright sunny day so that I can watch some exciting cricket.”
But the forecast for Friday is for more rain in this northern city.
Earlier, Dhananjaya de Silva completed his sixth test half-century and Sri Lanka added 20 runs before rain arrived after only 35 minutes of play in the first session.
The 16-year-old fast bowler Naseem Shah induced an edge off Dhananjaya in his third over of the morning, but the batsman was declared not out after video replays showed the ball kissed the grass before wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan caught it.
Dhananjaya completed his half-century off the next ball when he played an on drive off a full toss and ran for two runs before the rain came. Dhananjaya has hit eight fours and faced 104 balls.
Play resumed after a break of 2 hours, 43 minutes, and Pakistan finally got the breakthrough with the second new ball during 10 overs of play.
Left-handed Dickwella was neatly caught at gully off left arm fast bowler Shaheen Afridi, then the umpires stopped play due to bad light.
Dhananjaya was unbeaten on 72 off 131 balls with 11 boundaries, and Dilruwan Perera was 2 not out.
Young fast bowlers Afridi (2-47) and Shah (2-75) bowled with some lively pace under favorable conditions, especially with the second new ball.