A fourth Pakistan international has been suspended for alleged corruption, with Karachi Kings opener Shahzaib Hasan the latest player to be charged.
The recently-concluded Pakistan Super League concluded in an emotional final in Lahore but the spectre of spot-fixing continues to blight the country’s cricket.
Hasan made the last of his 13 international appearances in 2010 and joins Mohammad Irfan, Khalid Latif and Sharjeel Khan in being withdrawn as part of an ongoing probe into the PSL.
A PCB statement read: “The Pakistan Cricket Board has today issued Shahzaib Hasan a Notice of Charge and provisionally suspended him with immediate effect from participating in all forms of cricket. Shahzaib has been charged with violations of Code Articles 2.1.4, 2.4.4 and 2.4.5 and now has 14 days to respond to the Notice of Charge.
“PCB ACU’s (anti-corruption unit’s) investigations into corrupt practices will continue.”