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PCB Suspends Test cricketer Mohammad Nawaz

Lahore May 17, 2017: In furtherance to the PCB’s investigation into violations of the PCB’s Anti-Corruption Code for Participants 2015 (“the Code”), Mohammad Nawaz, Cricketer, was issued a Notice of Charge by the PCB Vigilance and Security Department on 12th May 2017 wherein he was charged with a single violation of Article 2.4.4 of the Code. It was alleged that Nawaz had, on one occasion, failed to disclose to the PCB Vigilance and Security Department (without unnecessary delay) full details of the approaches and invitations received by him to engage in Corrupt Conduct.

On 15th May 2017 Nawaz approached the PCB to initiate proceedings under Article 5.1.12 of the PCB Code and requested for “Agreed Sanction” a meeting to hold discussions. Resultantly, PCB required Nawaz to submit a written statement explaining his version of events; his response to the Notice of Charge; and any mitigating factors that he would like the PCB to consider, and thereafter appear before the PCB Vigilance and Security Department to answer their queries.

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

The following “Agreed Sanction” is being imposed on Nawaz:

i. A period of Ineligibility/suspension of two (02) months has been imposed on Nawaz, (First month suspension has commenced from 16th May 2017): one (01) month of which will be suspended upon fulfillment of the following additional conditions 

  1. That there is no further/additional breach of the PCB Code by Nawaz after commencement of the period of Ineligibility; and no previous breach of the PCB Code by MN comes to light. If any such breach(es) take place the PCB shall reserve the right to initiate separate and independent proceedings against Nawaz under the PCB Code;
  2. That Nawaz, over the next six months, participates under the auspices of PCB in programs of Anti-Corruption education, which may include amongst other things, delivering lectures on Anti-Corruption at such places and to such audiences as the PCB Vigilance and Security Department deems fit; and
  3. That Nawaz would pay to the PCB a fine of PKR. 200,000/- (Pakistan Rupees Two Lacs Only).

ii. During the period of Ineligibility as described under Article 5(a)(ii), Nawaz’s central contract executed with PCB shall stand suspended and no new contract shall be offered to him.