PCB has Banned Nadeem Ghauri for 4 Years
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has banned international umpire nadeem Ghauri for 4 Years, a former international player, who officiated in five Tests, 43 one-day and four Twenty20 internationals.
Last October, India TV had carried out a sting operation through which they leveled corruption allegations on six umpires, including four from Bangladesh and Sri Lanka besides the Pakistan pair. The PCB formed an inquiry committee soon after the sting operation alleged Pakistani umpires were engaged in corruption last October. The committee also received unedited video footage from the Indian TV station and information from the International Cricket Council.
Both umpires submitted statements and were cross-examined by the committee, which included PCB official and former captain and coach Intikhab Alam. “Both umpires failed to exercise caution and sound judgment, which resulted in their entrapment in the said sting operation,” the PCB statement said. “PCB has Banned Nadeem Ghauri” and Domestic umpire Anis Siddique was banned for three years.
While Chairmen of pakistan Cricket Board Ch. Zaka Ashraf Said : “Today’s decision reiterates the commitment of the PCB to keep our great sport free of all corrupt practices.”