Pakistan’s explosive opening batsman Sharjeel Khan is all set to be a part of Pakistan Super League season five players’ draft.
Sharjeel, 30, completed a five-year ban for breaching the PCB’s anti-corruption code in August, he was being involved in spot-fixing during the second season of the Pakistan Super League.
The Pakistan cricket board (PCB) has recently gave approval to the tainted opening batsman to resume playing club cricket.
“Sharjeel recently appeared in a written test conducted by the PCB’s Anti-Corruption unit and passed it successfully. He has now been told to travel to Bahawalpur, Sheikhupura and Karachi where he will give lectures to members of the junior teams taking part in the domestic youth events.
“In all probability Sharjeel should be cleared to also feature in the players draft for the PSL,” one source in the board said.
The left-hander was a rising star and playing in the second edition of the Pakistan Super League in Dubai when he was charged with deliberately not scoring on two balls at a certain time of the match in return for money from bookies.
At the time of the ban, Sharjeel had played one Test, 25 one-day internationals and 15 T20 matches.
Khan is eager to complete his rehabilitation program as quickly as possible to return to the cricketing field at his earliest.