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Nasir Jamshed suspended by PCB as spot-fixing scandal widens

Nasir Jamshed is not part of the Pakistan Super League
Nasir Jamshed is not part of the Pakistan Super League

Pakistan batsman Nasir Jamshed becomes the latest causality in the spot-fixing investigation after he was suspended by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday.

Jamshed is not part of the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL) tournament but was charged with a breach of PCB's anti-corruption code.

The 27-year-old becomes the third player to be suspended after Islamabad United's duo Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif, who were earlier sent home from the ongoing PSL.

Mohammad Irfan, Zulfiqar Babar and Shahzaib Hasan are the other players under the scanner and was questioned but was cleared to play in the tournament.

PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan revealed that the board has already sent show cause notices to Sharjeel and Latif while they are also considering to add Irfan in the list.

"There is a legal way to move forward and first show cause notices are being sent to both players (Sharjeel and Latif) and they are likely to receive it tomorrow," Khan said in Lahore, before the news about Jamshed emerged.

"Two players Shahzaib and Zulfiqar were under the scanner but are cleared and free to play. Irfan, however, is still under observation but he hasn't been issued any show cause notice so far.

"But probably in a day or two he will also be served. Apart from these five players I confirm no other player playing in the PSL is related to this issue."

Jamshed has overall played two Tests, 48 One-Day Internationals and 18 Twenty20 Internationals for Pakistan.

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