The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has suspended first-class batter Zeeshan Malik for his failure to report a corrupt strategy by bookies throughout the Nationwide T20 Championship in Lahore.
Malik, who featured for the Northern Cricket Affiliation, has been charged underneath Article 4.7.1 of the PCB’s Anti-Corruption Code. The younger batter cannot take additional half in any cricket exercise till the investigation will get accomplished.
Based on a report in PTI, a PCB supply confirmed that Zeeshan was underneath investigation by the Anti-Corruption Unit for his delay in reporting the spot-fixing strategy to the authorities.
This isn’t the primary time a Pakistani cricketer has been reprimanded by the PCB for the delay in reporting corrupt approaches.
Again in 2020, former worldwide cricketer Umar Akmal was banned by the nation’s cricket board for failing to do the identical throughout the Pakistan Tremendous League and was instantly banned by the PCB.
Zeeshan Malik was the sixth main scorer for his staff within the 2021-22 Nationwide T20 Cup
Malik shot into the limelight throughout the 2016 Beneath-19 World Cup the place he emerged because the third-highest run-getter for Pakistan.
The younger batter scored as many as 225 runs at a mean of 56.25. He made his first-class debut the identical yr.
His finest efficiency on the first-class circuit got here in 2019-20 when he scored 780 runs at a mean of 52. A yr prior, Malik smashed 467 Checklist-A runs with the assistance of three lots of.
Within the recently-concluded T20 Cup, Malik ended up with 123 runs at a mean of 24.60. The 24-year-old completed because the sixth-highest run-getter for his facet, which acquired knocked out by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa within the semi-finals.
General, Zeeshan has performed a complete of 19 first-class, 17 Checklist-A, and 21 Twenty20 video games to date in his profession.
He has managed 1098 FC runs at a mean of 30.50 with six 50s and one three-figure rating.
So far as his white-ball exploits are involved, the right-handed batter has scored 629 Checklist-A and 586 T20 runs respectively, at a mean of 37 and 27.90. His strike fee in Checklist-A cricket is 87.11 and 123.10 in T20s.