'Sharjeel timely informed PCB of his meeting with suspected bookie'

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The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has suspended all-rounder Mohammad Nawaz, from all formats of the game for a period of two months after he confessed to the nation's Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) that he delayed in reporting to the board about an offer he had received from bookies during Pakistan's recent tour of Australia.

The Pakistan Cricket Board on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, has banned left-arm spinner Nawaz for two months and fined him 200,000 rupees ($1,900) for violating its anti-corruption code.

In PSL 2016 corruption case has reported in which players allegedly tried to fix the match.

In a statement on Wednesday, the PCB said that the ban, starting from May 16, could be reduced to one month if Nawaz fulfils certain conditions that include no further breach of its anti-corruption code.

The anti-corruption proceedings against Nawaz began on May 8, when he was summoned by the PCB for a possible breach of the code.

According to the Board, the suspension had come as a result of a notice of charge issued to Nawaz who admitted that he had failed to inform the PCB's security department on time about invitations by bookies to engage in spot-fixing.

Nawaz submitted his written statement admitting the charges leveled against him by PCB and appeared for subsequent meetings with PCB on 16th May 2017 to properly explain his case.

PCB has suspended Nawaz for a month over his alleged involvement in the fixing which took place during the second edition of Pakistan Super League.

Openers Sharjeel Khan, Khalid Latif, Shahzaib Hasan and Nasir Jamshed are also provisionally suspended on various charges being investigated by a tribunal.