Tainted opener Nasir Jamshed, believed to be a prime suspect in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) spot-fixing case, has been handed a one-year ban by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU), a top PCB official told DawnNews on Monday.

The ACU decided to ban Jamshed for obstruction of investigation and non-cooperation with the PCB. The main charges will be brought against him soon by the ACU, according to PCB sources.

The PSL spot-fixing scandal surfaced earlier this year, on the opening day of the second PSL Twenty20 series held in Dubai, with the final staged in Lahore.

Sharjeel Khan was the first cricketer in the spot-fixing case, who was banned for five years last month.

However, after a suspension period of two and a half years and with the addition of seven months, which the left-handed opener had already passed as a result of the case proceedings, the remaining period of his punishment was reduced to just one year and 11 months when it was announced in August 2017.

In September, the ACU handed batsman Khalid Latif a five-year ban and Rs1 million fine for involvement in the spot-fixing case.

He was charged on six counts, including persuading or attempting to persuade three other cricketers — Mohammad Irfan, Shahzaib Hasan and Sharjeel Khan — to get involved in spot-fixing.

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