Lahore. There has been an earthquake once again in Pakistan cricket. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has suspended Zeeshan Malik, who played the National T20 Cup, for not giving information about the fixing. Due to this, he will no longer be able to participate in any kind of tournament. Zeeshan grabbed everyone’s attention by performing brilliantly in the Under-19 World Cup in 2016. He scored 225 runs at an average of 56.
Zeeshan Malik scored 123 runs at an average of 25 while playing for the Northern team in 5 matches of the National T20 Cup. However, his team could not reach the final. The 24-year-old batsman has been accused of not informing the PCB regarding the fixing. The board has suspended him on Thursday under the Anti-Corruption Code of Article 4.7.1. Zeeshan made his first class debut in 2016. In the 2019-20 season, he scored 780 runs at an average of 52.
Umar Akmal was banned like this
Earlier, citing the same rule, former cricketer Umar Akmal was also suspended by the PCB. In April 2020, he was banned for 3 years. But after appeal, his sentence was reduced to 18 months. He returned in August. Although there are reports of him playing from America. But he later denied it.
Even the captain has gone to jail on charges
Pakistan cricket has a long history of fixing. Former captain of the team Salman Butt himself got caught in it and he had to go to jail. On 28 August 2010, Pakistan’s fast bowlers Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif were accused of throwing a no-ball with money. Butt was also involved in this. However, after this, Aamir got a place in the Pakistan team again in 2016.