Shahzeb Hassan summoned for spot fixing charges

Shahzeb Hassan summoned for spot fixing charges

Lahore (Staff Report): A three-member anti-corruption tribunal of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), headed by Justice (retired) Asghar Haider with Tauqir Zia and Wasim Bari, has summoned the Karachi Kings’ opening batsman Shahzeb Hassan for PSL spot fixing charges against him.

The batsman has represented Pakistan in three ODIs and 10 T20Is and will appear before the anti-corruption tribunal on April 21.

Shahzeb Hassan, 27-year-old, was provisionally suspended by PCB last month following its investigation into spot-fixing scandal during the second edition of Pakistan Super League.

He was charged for violating clauses 2.1.4, 2.4.4 and 2.4.5.

Shahzeb refused the charges against him, subsequently; the matter was referred to the board’s three-member anti-corruption tribunal.

PCB will formally read out charges against Shahzeb Hassan at the initial hearing after which the time line for case proceedings will be decided with mutual consent of all the parties involved.

PCB will also submit evidences against Shahzeb Hassan within stipulated time, and Shahzeb will get the opportunity to reply to the charges on another decided date, after which hearing would further on day-to-day basis.

The tribunal is already hearing the cases related to charges on Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif and now expected to meet again on May 5 when the duo would respond to evidence and charges laid on them by the PCB.