Pakistan's Nasir Jamshed charged with bribery in spot-fixing probe
MANCHESTER – Pakistan’s disgraced batsman Nasir Jamshed has been charged in Britain with bribery offences as part of an investigation into spot-fixing in cricket, Britain’s National Crime Agency said on Thursday.
Jamshed was banned for 10 years in August by an anti-corruption tribunal for his part in the spot-fixing scandal that engulfed the Pakistan Super League (PSL) in 2017.
The NCA said in a statement that Jamshed, along with British nationals Yousaf Anwar, 35, and Mohammed Ijaz, 33, were arrested in February 2017 as part of an investigation into spot-fixing in tournaments arranged by national cricket boards in Pakistan and Bangladesh.
Three men have been charged with bribery offences as part of the NCA investigation into #cricket match spot-fixing in tournaments organised by boards in #Pakistan and #Bangladesh. Read more: https://t.co/Y5YlQGCzpL pic.twitter.com/JuuCi7OvcR
— NationalCrimeAgency (@NCA_UK) December 20, 2018
Spot-fixing refers to illegal activity in a sport where a specific part of a game is fixed, unlike match-fixing, where the whole result is fixed.
Jamshed played two Tests, 48 one-day internationals and 18 T20s for Pakistan until 2015.
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