Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has suspended left-arm-spinner Mohammad Nawaz for a period of two months after failing to report a corruption approach during the second edition of Pakistan Super League that happened earlier this year.
The 23-year-old becomes the seventh Pakistan player to come under the scanner after Sharjeel Khan, Khalid Latif, Nasir Jamshed and Shahzaib Hassan, who were provisionally suspended while Mohammad Irfan is currently undergoing a one-year ban.
Apart from the two months ban, Nawaz was also fined Pakistan rupees of 200,000 by the board. Although, he can return to action within one month provided he is not found guilty of another breach of PCB's anti-corruption code.
The news was confirmed by a statement released by PCB, which confirmed that the Rawalpindi spinner admitted the charges and his ban will be effective from 16th May.
"Nawaz submitted his written statement admitting the charges levelled against him by PCB and appeared for subsequent meetings with PCB on 16th May 2017 to properly explain his case," the PCB said.
Earlier, it was on 8th May, Nawaz was summoned by the PCB and was not considered for the recently concluded tour in West Indies.
© Cricket World 2017