Sharjeel Khan Admits Involvement in Spot-Fixing Scandal

Pakistan’s left-handed opening batsman Sharjeel Khan has admitted to participating in a spot-fixing scandal in PSL 2017, which saw the play get banned for five-years.

In a press release shared by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), a meeting took place between both parties which focused on Sharjeel’s re-entry to cricket.

Sharjeel has enrolled in PCB’s rehabilitation program after serving two-and-a-half-years on the sidelines for breaching PCB’s Anti-Corruption Conduct.

The 30-year-old will complete the rehabilitation program by the end of the year and then the board will evaluate his progress. If he succeeds then he will be reintegrated in top-level cricket.

According to the details of the program, Sharjeel will:

  • Attend and deliver lectures on the PCB Anti-Corruption Code
  • Visit orphanage homes as part of social service
  • Participate in integration sessions with the Pakistan cricket team players and player support personnel

Speaking about his role in the spot-fixing scandal, he said:

I offer my unconditional apology to the Pakistan Cricket Board, my team-mates, fans and family for the irresponsible conduct that brought embarrassment to everyone. I request for forgiveness and assure I will show more responsibility in my future actions.


I remind all cricketers to strictly and religiously follow the PCB Anti-Corruption Code as breaching it will only earn momentary gains but the consequences will be severe and last for rest of the career.


I have agreed on the future course of action with the PCB, including helping it in its education sessions on anti-corruption.


I will soon return to club cricket but will not rush into domestic cricket as I have been away for nearly 30 months and need time to reclaim my fitness and form.

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  • I think he has been forced by PCB to admit, it would have been his only chance back into international cricket..

  • Enough punishment given to Sharjeel khan now after rehabilitation process he must be allowed to play regional and then International cricket.

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