Lahore - A Pakistani cricket tribunal on Monday upheld a
10-year ban on former opener Nasir Jamshed over his role in various fixing
scandals that rocked the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
The 28-year-old - one of six players banned for multiple
charges of spot fixing - was sanctioned by an anti-corruption tribunal in
August for his role in the scandal, which tainted the Twenty20 tournament in
only its second year.
"The independent adjudicator has found the ban was
'perfectly justified' and shall continue to remain in force," the Pakistan
Cricket Board (PCB) said in a statement.
Jamshed was first banned for 12 months by the same tribunal
last December for failing to cooperate with the investigation.
The cricketer has been enmeshed in controversy since
allegations broke he had effectively been a "lynchpin who approached and
solicited other players" in spot-fixing in PSL matches played in the
United Arab Emirates.
Spot-fixing refers to illegal activity in a sport where a
specific part of a game is fixed, unlike match-fixing, where the whole result
Jamshed was also arrested by the National Crime Agency in
England on spot-fixing charges but was later released on bail in February last
Jamshed has played two Tests, 48 one-day internationals and
18 T20s for Pakistan until 2015.
His career nosedived during the 2015 World Cup where he was
found overweight and mocked during fielding, managing just five runs in three
The other players banned in the PSL spot-fixing tribunal
were Sharjeel Khan (five years with two and a half suspended), Khalid Latif
(five years), Mohammad Irfan (one year with six months suspended) and Mohammad
Nawaz (two months, one suspended).