Banned Pakistani opener Sharjeel Khan to rely on Mohammad Ashraful’s judgement

Bipin Dani

Observer Correspondent

Mumbai

Pakistani opener Sharjeel Khan, who has been suspended by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for his alleged role in the spot-fixing will now rely on the judgement passed by the disciplinary committee of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on their player Mohammad Ashraful, it is learnt here.
According to the highly placed sources in Dhaka, Sharjeel Khan’s lawyer (Shaigan Ijaz) has sent a letter (a copy of the letter seen by this paper) to the BCB requesting to share the details under what circumstances Ashraful’s ban was reduced.
Asharful was initially suspended for eight years for his involvement in corruption but on his appeal the same was reduced to five years by the disciplinary committee.
Confirming this move, Sharjeel Khan’s lawyer, speaking exclusively said, “the circumstances in the case of Ashraful may be different but we have asked for more details”.
“If Ashraful’s details are not shared by the BCB, will request his London-based lawyer (Yasin Patel)”, Shaigan Ijaz added.
Sharjeel Khan’s appeal against the ban will be heard by an independent adjudicator on Thursday.
“In our first hearing we already had the preliminary arguments. The PCB’s lawyers were also present and Sharjeel Khan also appeared”.
“Tomorrow is the next date (26-10-2017) of hearing. Sharjeel is in Karachi. He may arrive (in Lahore) late night to-day or early morning tomorrow to remain present”.

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