Suspended Pakistan opener Sharjeel Khan has breached Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) laws by playing in ongoing All Pakistan T20 league in Hyderabad.
The left-hander, who was banned from playing cricket for five years, is not allowed to play domestic and international cricket, for next two and a half years. He is under observation of the board.
However, violating PCB’s laws the batsman can be seen playing cricket in the Board's affiliated Ramazan Cricket tournament in Hyderabad. The tournament is organized with the collaboration of District Hyderabad Cricket Association under PCB rules. Ibtisam Sheikh, who is one of the finds of Pakistan Super League (PSL), is also playing alongside Sharjeel.
Sharjeel has been banned from all forms of cricket for five years for his role in the spot-fixing scandal that marred the Pakistan Super League earlier this year.
While playing for Islamabad United, he was charged with five major breaches of the PCB's anti-corruption code and was found guilty on all five counts by a three-man tribunal.
Two-and-a-half years out of the five-year sentence are suspended, meaning Sharjeel, 28, cannot plot a return to cricket before the second half of 2019 at the earliest. Sharjeel was present at his sentencing but did not take questions.