Spot-fixing scandal: Jamshed files appeal against 10-year ban

Former opener filed the plea through his lawyer on Wednesday

Spot-fixing scandal: Jamshed files appeal against 10-year ban PHOTO: AFP

Left-handed opener Nasir Jamshed has filed an appeal against the 10-year ban imposed on him by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for his alleged involvement in the spot-fixing scandal.

Jamshed was handed the ban for his involvement in the spot-fixing scandal which took place during the second edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).

The left-hander was accused by the PCB for five offences which included non-cooperation in the investigation, contact with bookies, inciting other players to take part in spot-fixing and hiding information.

According to Daily Express, Jamshed has filed the appeal through his lawyer stating that the ban levied on him is not justified because cricketers with more serious offences, in the past, got lenient punishments.

Jamshed, who made his international debut in 2008, has represented the Men in Green in two Tests, 48 ODIs and 18 T20Is, where he collectively scored 1,832 runs with the help of three centuries and 10 half-centuries.

According to the verdict, after receiving the sentence, Jamshed becomes ineligible to hold an official position in the PCB.