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Shahzaib Hasan handed suspension following spot-fixing scandal

Shahzaib Hasan scored 19 runs from two matches in the PSL
Shahzaib Hasan scored 19 runs from two matches in the PSL

Pakistan batsman Shahzaib Hasan is the latest player to be suspended by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) as the spot-fixing scandal in the recently concluded Pakistan Super League (PSL) widens.

Hasan now becomes the fifth player to face sanction from the Pakistan board after Mohammad Irfan, Khalid Latif, Sharjeel Khan and Nasir Jamshed.

The 27-year-old has played three One-Day Internationals and 10 Twenty20 Internationals for Pakistan in 2009/10 in which he scored 216 runs combined.

In the 2017 season, Hasan scored 19 runs from two matches for Karachi Kings and was subsequently dropped from the side.

A statement released by PCB confirmed the news on Hasan, who has been given 14-day time to respond to the charges.

"The Pakistan Cricket Board has today issued Shahzaib Hasan a Notice of Charge and provisionally suspended him with immediate effect from participating in all forms of cricket.

"Shahzaib has been charged with violations of Code Articles 2.1.4, 2.4.4 and 2.4.5 and now has 14 days to respond to the Notice of Charge.

"PCB ACU's [anti-corruption unit's] investigations into corrupt practices will continue."

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