Corruption in Pakistan cricket is ceasing to end. In a recent event, Pakistan batsman Shahzaib Hasan was provisionally suspended by the country’s cricket board because of his involvement in the corruption scandal in the second season of Pakistan Super League. Hasan played for Karachi Kings in the PSL.
The 27-year-old was found guilty of breaching the Articles 2.1.4, 2.4.4 and 2.4.5 respectively, which bars him from playing any form of cricket, anywhere in the world with immediate effect.
Hasan has played 10 T20Is and 3 ODIs for Pakistan, his last international game being the one against South Africa in Dubai in November 2016.
Earlier than him, four more Pakistani players have been banned by PCB in relation with match fixing, in form of Sharjeel Khan, Nasir Jamshed, Khalid Lateef and Mohammad Irfan. Hasan has 14 day time to reply to Anti-Corruption Unit’s notice to Hasan.
These are testing times for Pakistan cricket where one after the other, match fixing allegations are being put on the national players from Pakistan. Pakistan Super League was started with the idea of promoting the cricketing talent in the country. However, the league is giving more headache to the cricket administrators than the much-needed boost to the talent. But Pakistan cricket board is taking nothing lightly. There is no scope of corruption in cricket and those who are found doing it, must be dealt with strict action.