Nawaz gets two-month anti-corruption ban from PCB

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Left-arm spinner Mohammad Nawaz has been handed a two-month suspension by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) after admitting to an anti-corruption charge.

Pakistan international Nawaz was cited for a single violation of article 2.4.4 of the PCB's anti-corruption code as part of the ongoing probe stemming from this year's Pakistan Super League.

Article 2.4.4 pertains to incidents of "failing to disclose to the PCB Vigilance and Security Department (without unnecessary delay) full details of any approaches or invitations received by the participant to engage in corrupt conduct under this anti-corruption code".

Nawaz admitted to the charge in a written statement before attending a hearing on May 16 and an "agreed sanction" was imposed beginning from that date.

However, one month of the 23-year-old's ban will be suspended should he fulfil the following conditions:

"a. 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 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;

"b. 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;

"c. That Nawaz would pay to the PCB a fine of PKR. 200,000 [approx. US$1,900]."