This was following his spot-fixing issue which has been in talks for some time.
Sharjeel Khan would have the ugliest career during the 2017 Pakistan Super League. He plied his trade for Islamabad United and was found guilty of spot-fixing a match along with Khalid Latif. Because of this, he was given a suspension of five years. However, the PCB’s Anti-Corruption Tribunal decided to shorten the sentence to just 30 months. This would mean that he could be back to play in the Quaid-e-Azam trophy which begins in September.
However, according to a PCB official, he will only be allowed to do so if he admits his mistake and apologizes. There have been rumours that he may also play for the National team soon. Ramiz Raja, a former Pakistan cricketer, said that there should be zero tolerance for ‘characters’ such as Sharjeel Khan who has brought disgrace to Pakistan cricket.
“I am really disappointed because we have not found any batsmen in the past two, three years, [and] we are bound to approach such characters [Sharjeel Khan] that tainted Pakistan cricket… How can society tolerate such a debate? These men don’t even learn from their mistakes and there is a trail of such absurdities giving a bad name to Pakistan. We should have zero tolerance on these things, and we [will] get the talent. In a year or so, our opening [pair] that is already doing well [will] get better,” the veteran added.
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