Nasir Jamshed indicted in UK over bribery offences
FILE -- In this Monday, Feb. 9, 2015 file photo, Pakistan cricketer Nasir Jamshed speaks during a press conference in Lahore, Pakistan. Left-handed opening batsman Nasir Jamshed became the third player to be provisionally suspended by the Pakistan Cricket Board on Monday in its on-going investigation into corruption in Pakistan Super League.(AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary,file)
Islamabad: Disgraced cricketer Nasir Jamshed was indicted by a British law enforcement agency for his alleged part in the infamous spot-fixing scandal for which he was earlier banned by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
The National Crime Agency (NCA) reported today that Jamshed, along with two Bangladeshi cricketers, has been indicted for bribery.
“Three men have been charged with bribery offences as part of a National Crime Agency (NCA) investigation into cricket match spot-fixing in tournaments organised by national cricket boards from Pakistan and Bangladesh,” the British agency said.
According to the agency, British nationals Yousaf Anwar, 35, and Mohammed Ijaz, 33, had been arrested in February 2017, along with Nasir Jamshaid, 32, from Pakistan.
Jamshed and company’s first appearance at Manchester Magistrates Court will be on Jan 15, 2019 — the NCA added.
The NCA worked closely with the PCB and International Cricket Council’s anti-corruption units as part of the investigation in connection with the case.
On Aug 17, Jamshed was banned for 10 years for violating the PCB’s anti-corruption code. “The tribunal has reached the verdict that the PCB’s multiple charges against Nasir Jamshed have been proved and he was banned for 10 years,” PCB lawyer Tafazzul Rizvi had told reporters.
Jamshed was banned in the spot-fixing scandal that erupted during the 2017 Pakistan Super League (PSL).