Sharjeel writes letter to PCB for participation in board’s rehabilitation program

By Arhama Altaf - Web Editor

06th August, 2019

Pakistan banned opening batsman Sharjeel Khan has reportedly written a letter to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

He wrote in order to participate in PCB’s rehabilitation program.

Sharjeel Khan was suspended and sent back home after the start of the second edition of Habib Bank Limited (HBL) Pakistan Super League (PSL) in Dubai in February, 2017.

The 29-year-old was later banned for five years.

With half of his five-year ban suspended, by the anti-corruption tribunal of the PCB.

It is pertinent to mention here that Sharjeel’s ban will end on August 11, 2019.

After which he would be required to go through PCB’s rehabilitation program in order to resume his cricketing career.

Left-hand opener’s ban will end on August 11, 2019, after which he would be required to go through PCB’s rehabilitation program in order to resume his cricketing career.

While participating in the PCB’s rehabilitation program, Sharjeel will have to accept his role in the spot-fixing case and publicly admit his mistake.

He will also have to participate in the anti-corruption lectures to young cricketers.

Sharjeel Khan has represented Pakistan in one Test, 25 One-day Internationals (ODIs) and 15 T20 Internationals (T20Is).

As per reports he has been persistently denying his role in the fixing scandal for almost two years, finally confessed his crime in a letter to PCB.

The Hyderabad-born opener has reportedly asked the board to review the ban imposed upon him.

Earlier, Sharjeel Khan accepted a considerable sum of money for playing two dot balls in PSL 2017 against Zalmi.

The former PSL chairman claimed to have evidence even before the start of the particular game.

In a major crackdown against corruption, the board suspended two including Sharjeel.

The board had also suspended fast bowler Mohammad Irfan and left-arm spinner Mohammad Nawaz for six months.

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