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Pakistan’s Nasir Jamshed suspended from all forms of cricket following involvement in spot-fixing scandal

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The match-fixing scandal that has already stunned Pakistan Super League (PSL) again showed its ugly side on Monday as another player, left-handed opening batsman Nasir Jamshed, was provisionally suspended from all forms of cricket by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for violating its anti-corruption code.

PSL chairman Najam Sethi had earlier in the day stated that strict action will be taken against those who are found guilty of corruption charges in the ongoing tournament, with Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif already suspended and sent back home, while Mohammad Irfan currently under investigation.

"The PCB took the lead in the Pakistan Super League scandal, unlike the time when the International Cricket Council (ICC) had caught three Pakistani players involved in the 2010 spot-fixing scandal," PCB chairman Shahryar Khan was quoted in a report from Cricbuzz.

"We took action as soon as we had sufficient evidence. The two boys that were sent back to Pakistan took the same flight as I did and I told them how disappointed I was with their actions. The PCB does not take such scandals lightly.

"Mohammad Irfan is still being investigated, however he has not been served a show-cause notice at the moment," he added.

Jamshed, 27, has appeared in two Tests, 48 ODIs and 18 T20I internationals for Pakistan cricket team but last played for them in the 2015 World Cup. He also came under probe two years back by the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) anti-corruption officials.

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