ISLAMABAD: A Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) anti-corruption tribunal on Friday handed former opening batsman Nasir Jamshed a 10-year ban after he was found guilty of violating several clauses of the PCB’s anti corruption code during the second edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). He will not be given any role in cricket or management, the tribunal announced. The judgement of the case had been reserved on August 6. Jamshed, who received a 12-month ban last year for not cooperating in the investigation, received new sentence on five other offences in the verdict. Jamshed was found to be a central figure in the PSL spot-fixing scandal that surfaced in 2017 during the series’ second season and was charged with spot-fixing, ensuring for betting, failing to disclose offers of money, accepting offers of bribe, consenting to corruption and encouraging other players. However, Jamshed had claimed that the charges against him in the PSL spot-fixing scandal were “flimsy and ridiculous”.In addition to Jamshed, cricketers Khalid Latif, Sharjeel Khan and Shahzeb Hassan were also handed punishments in the PSL spot-fixing case. Earlier this month, the ban on Hassan was extended to four years. Fast bowler Mohammad Irfan had also served a punishment for involvement in the scandal. During the hearing, Jamshed’s lawyer Hasan Waraich rejected the PCB’s accusation, whereas the former opener recorded his statement through Skype from England where he answered PCB legal team’s questions. Jamshed, who made his international debut in 2008, has represented the Men in Green in two Tests, 48 ODIs and 18 T20Is, where he collectively scored 1,832 runs with the help of three centuries and 10 half-centuries.Published in Daily Times, August 18th 2018.