This Pakistan opener was found involved in match fixing in PSL in 2017, banned for five years
A two-and-a-half-year ban has been suspended, Sharjeel is participating in the rehabilitation program, and media interaction is banned.
Dainik BhaskarDec 05, 2019, 09:42 AM IST Sports Desk. Pakistani opener Sharjeel Khan, convicted in match-fixing, will now tell the team how to avoid it. Sharjeel will meet the team ahead of the Test against Sri Lanka in Rawalpindi on 11 December. During this time he will tell the players of the national team that match fixing is wrong and how to avoid it. Pakistan Cricket Board ie PCB has entrusted this responsibility to Khan. In 2017, Sharjeel was accused of match-fixing in the Pakistan Super League. Were found guilty in the investigation. A five-year ban was imposed. Out of this, a two-and-a-half-year ban was completed, while an equal sentence was suspended. Sharjeel is facing a case under the same charge in a UK court.
According to the news agency, Khan is currently undergoing rehabilitation process. The Pakistan team will play the first Test of the two-Test series against Sri Lanka in Rawalpindi from 11 December. Before this, Sharjeel will meet his old teammates and suggest ways to avoid match-fixing. After this he will be able to play in domestic cricket as well as PSL. Sharjil was banned along with Khalid Latif, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Nawaz, Nasir Jamshed and Shahzeb Hasan for match and spot-fixing. Khan is relieved but the restriction on the remaining players remains.
PSL will also be able to play 30-year-old Sharjeel plays for Islamabad United in PSL. His name has been included in the Players Draft List for PSL-5 after the ban was lifted. That is, any franchise can add Khan to its team. The auction will be on Friday 6 December. He has also told the Pakistan Under-19 team how to avoid match-fixing. A match-fixing case is going on in a UK court against Khan. He may also have to go to London to record his statement in this case.