Following the hearings after the spot-fixing scandal in the 2nd season of Pakistan Super League, PCB tribunal has banned Sharjeel Khan from all forms of cricket for five years. Sharjeel was facing five major charges of breaches of the PCB’s anti-corruption code and was found guilty on all five counts.

According to the reports, Sharjeel’s potential ban could have extended between five years and life, but he was given the minimum punishment. Meanwhile, his’ lawyer, Shaigan Ijaz, said they would appeal against the ban.

Sharjeel’s ban takes effect from when he was first suspended, on February 10, 2017. He represented Islamabad United in the PSL and was sent home from the UAE, when he was suspended along with team-mate Khalid Latif.