Swashbuckling Pakistan opener Sharjeel Khan is set to be the part of the players’ draft for the 5th edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL).
Left-handed batsman, who completed a five-year ban for breaching the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) Anti-Corruption code of conduct, has been given green signal to resume club cricket.
As stated by the Press Trust Of India, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said, “Sharjeel Khan recently appeared in a written test conducted by Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) Anti-Corruption unit and passed it successfully. He has now been told to travel to Bahawalpur, Sheikhupura, and Karachi, where he will give lectures to members of the junior teams taking part in the national youth events. In all probability, Sharjeel Khan should be cleared to also feature in the players’ draft for the Pakistan Super League (PSL) season five.”
An official said,” Since Sharjeel Khan has completed his ban, he has ticked all the boxes required under the anti-corruption rehabilitation laws to be eligible to play cricket again.”
Sharjeel had played a one-off Test against Ireland, 25 ODIs, and 15 T20Is before he was banned from all formats of cricket for five years on Aug 30, 2017, for his involvement in the spot-fixing scandal that affected the Pakistan Super League’s (PSL) second edition earlier.
Sharjeel Khan, representing the Islamabad United, was found guilty by Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) Anti-Corruption Tribunal along with Khalid Latif, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Nawaz, Nasir Jamshed, and Shahzaib Hasan.
Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif, the main culprits of this unfortunate incident, were sent back home from Dubai at the start of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2017. Khalid Latif didn’t break the silence, but Sharjeel Khan stood up and decided to file a case against Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). He to went to the Sindh high court to prove his innocence. After a few months, he signed a settlement with the PCB and accepted all the corruption charges.
The left-handed opener apologized to the cricket fans and decided to serve his ban of five years. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), after his cooperation, agreed to provide him some relief regarding his ban, and he has been allowed to resume the club cricket after two and a half years. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has asked him to come through the ranks to represent Pakistan at the international level once again.
Sharjeel Khan was optimistic about making a comeback to the national side with some stellar performances in the club and domestic cricket.
Sharjeel is eyeing the be the part of Pakistan Super League edition five. In this regard, he has been allowed to be part of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) players draft, which is expected to take place a couple of years from now.