Sharjeel Khan To Be A Part Of Pakistan Super League Player’s Draft
Swashbuckling Pakistan batsman Sharjeel Khan, who suffered a five-year ban, will be a part of the player’s draft for the upcoming edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has given him a clearance certificate to play club cricket after his five years suspension came to an end in August.
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PCB banned him from all forms of cricket for five years on August 30, 2017. The PCB’s Anti-Corruption Unit found Sharjeel Khan involved in the spot-fixing scandal that marred the Pakistan Super League (PSL)’s second edition earlier.
Sharjeel, playing for the Islamabad United, was found guilty by the PCB’s Anti-Corruption Tribunal. Along with him, other Pakistani players like Khalid Latif (who is still serving ban), Muhammad Irfan, Muhammad Nawaz, Nasir Jamshed (still serving ban) and Shahzaib Hasan (still under a ban) also got a ban.Sharjeel Khan
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An official said since he completed his ban, Sharjeel Khan has complied with all the requirements under the anti-corruption rehabilitation laws to be eligible to play cricket again.
“Sharjeel recently appeared in a written test conducted by the PCB’s Anti-Corruption unit and passed it successfully. He has now been told to travel to Bahawalpur, Sheikhupura and Karachi where he will give lectures to members of the junior teams taking part in the domestic youth events, a source said.Sharjeel Khan
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“In all probability Sharjeel should be cleared to also feature in the players draft for the PSL,” he added.
The 29-year-old Sharjeel Khan had played a Test, 25 ODIs and 15 T20 internationals for Pakistan before getting the ban.