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According to an espncricinfo report, Sharjeel was found guilty of five major charges of breaches of the PCB's anti-corruption code.
Sharjeel could attempt a return to cricket in August 2019 as two-and-a-half years out of the five-year sentence are suspended.
Sharjeel, who could have faced a potential ban between five years and life, was given the minimum punishment on all charges.
Sharjeel's lawyer, Shaigan Ijaz, said they would appeal against the ban.