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PCB rejects Ghauri’s ban appeal

Published 29 June 2013
PCB rejects Ghauri’s ban appeal
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has rejected suspended umpire Nadeem Ghauri’s appeal on his ban after he failed to submit the required fees for the hearing.

Ghauri was banned in April by the integrity committee of the board for four years after he was caught on Skype discussing favourable match outcomes and match fixing with a reporter posing as a businessman.

He has been unable to submit the appeal fees of 1,00,000 rupees and an additional 2,50,000 rupees as legal fees for the hearing proceedings to be conducted by a PBC lawyer.

"The board has rejected my appeal on this ground and honestly speaking I am totally shattered and heartbroken at this stage and I don't know what else to do because all my life I either played cricket or umpired and I don't know any other way to earn my livelihood," he said.

However Ghauri has insisted has insisted that if he had earned anything from fixing he wouldn’t be in such a dire need of money.

"If I was corrupt I wouldn't be in a position where I can't even pay one lakh rupees to the board for my appeal to be heard by them," he said.