PCB suspends Nawaz for two months

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has suspended all-rounder Mohammad Nawaz for two months for failing to report being contacted by a bookie during the second edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).

The left-armer was issued a Notice of Charge by the PCB Vigilance and Security Department on 12th May 2017 wherein he was charged with a single violation of Article 2.4.4 of the Code.

It was alleged that Nawaz had, on one occasion, failed to disclose to the PCB Vigilance and Security Department (without unnecessary delay) full details of the approaches and invitations received by him to engage in Corrupt Conduct.

On 15th May 2017 Nawaz approached the PCB to initiate proceedings under Article 5.1.12 of the PCB Code and requested for “Agreed Sanction” a meeting to hold discussions.

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Resultantly, PCB required Nawaz to submit a written statement explaining his version of events; his response to the Notice of Charge; and any mitigating factors that he would like the PCB to consider, and thereafter appear before the PCB Vigilance and Security Department to answer their queries.

Nawaz submitted his written statement admitting the charges leveled against him by PCB and appeared for subsequent meetings with PCB on 16th May 2017 to properly explain his case.

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