Hameed fined, barred from domestic cricket competitions

Karachi, Feb 25 (PTI) Pakistan Cricket Board has barredYasir Hameed from participating in the ongoing first classcompetition and also banned him from playing this year''snational T20 championship besides imposing a fine of Rs 3 lakhfor his spot-fixing allegations against some national players.

Hameed in a video interview with the British tabloid''News of the World'' had claimed that some Pakistani playerswere involved in spot-fixing.

The batsman, who has not played for the national teamsince then, claimed that he was trapped into the interview bythe NOW which had secretly video taped the meeting without hisknowledge.

A PCB disciplinary committee announced the punishment forHameed.

A Pakistan Cricket Board official said the disciplinarycommittee had looked into the entire incident and also tookinto consideration the apologies made by Hameed for causingdamage to the image of Pakistan cricket with his interview.

"The committee has therefore recommended the fine of300,000 rupees and also banned him from taking part in thePentangular Cup and he will also not be allowed to play in thenational T20 event that will be held in April this year afterthe World Cup," the official said.

Hameed had also recently filed a complaint with the presscomplaints commission of the United Kingdom against the NOWfor violating his privacy, misrepresenting him and harming hisreputation and for inaccurate reporting.

He claimed that he was a victim of a video sting that wasdone after harassing him and that all his conversation wasquoted out of context.

Hameed caused a stir with his interview last September atthe height of the spot-fixing scandal which led to banning ofthree top Pakistani players.

The PCB official said the issue was now closed with thefine and ban imposed on Hameed.

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