Mohammad Nawaz given two-month suspension

Mohammad Nawaz given two-month suspension

Test all-rounder Muhammad Nawaz was today suspended for two months by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in connection with the ongoing investigations into the spot- fixing scandal in Pakistan Super League this year. The all-rounder has also been fined a sum total of Rs 200,000 by the PCB.

"Nawaz submitted his written statement admitting the charges levelled against him by PCB and appeared for subsequent meetings with PCB on 16th May 2017 to properly explain his case", the PCB said.

In addition to the ban, the 23-year-old has also been fined 200,000 Pakistan rupees (approximately £1,500). If any such breach (es) take place, the board shall reserve the right to initiate separate and independent proceedings against Nawaz under the PCB Code.

Meanwhile, PCB's attorney Tafazzul Rizvi refused to comment on the issue which was already being examined by the Anti-corruption Tribunal.

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In this Tuesday, March 15, 2016 file photo, Pakistan's Mohammad Nawaz walks for a training session prior to their match against Bangladesh of the ICC World Twenty20 2016 cricket tournament in Kolkata, India.

Pakistan global Nawaz was cited for a single violation of article 2.4.4 of the PCB's anti-corruption code as part of the ongoing probe stemming from this year's Pakistan Super League.

The PCB is investigating Sharjeel Khan, Khalid Latif, Nasir Jamshed and Shahzaib Hassan while another left-arm spinner Zulfiqar Babar has also been questioned by the PCB's anti-corruption unit.

In its press release, the PCB stated that Nawaz was charged with a single violation of Act 2.4.4 of its anti-corruption code.

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