The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday suspended all-rounder Mohammad Nawaz for two months following investigations into spot-fixing allegations in relation to the Pakistan Super League, a press release issued by PCB said.
According to the PCB’s statement, the suspension period could be reduced to one month if certain conditions are fulfilled by the all-rounder.
First among the conditions is the payment of a fine of Rs0.2 million to the PCB, the press release adds.
The suspension period may also be reduced if “there is no additional breach of the PCB Code by Nawaz.”
Earlier this week, Nawaz was issued a Notice of Charge by the PCB’s Security and Vigilance Department for violating Article 2.4.4 of the anti-corruption code.
Nawaz was charged on allegations that he had failed to inform the PCB’s security department about invitations by bookies to engage in spot-fixing, the press release issued by the PCB on Wednesday said.
As criticism against the alleged corruption of Pakistani cricketers grew after the spot-fixing scandal during the Pakistan Super League, PCB had launched a crackdown in an attempt to eradicate the menace from the sport and put those found guilty to task.