LAHORE – Opener batsman Shahzaib Hasan has been provisionally suspended and formally charged in the spot-fixing case by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

The 27-year-old Karachi Kings’ batsman handed a notice of charge for violating the PCB’s anti-corruption code when he was summoned before the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) for the third time on today (Friday).

“The board has suspended Shahzaib from participating in all forms of cricket with immediate effect”, reported Geo TV.

Until now, Karachi King’s four players had been suspended in PSL spot-fixing scandal.

Earlier, Mohammad Irfan was formally charged and provisionally suspended by the PCB from all forms of cricket for violating its anti-corruption code, after the pacer admitted he had been contacted by bookies during the tournament but had failed to report the approach to the board.

On Thursday, the Federal Investigation Agency sent notices to cricketers Sharjeel Khan, Nasir Jamshed, Khalid Latif and Muhammad Irfan for their alleged role in spot-fixing during PSL 2017.