Nasir Jamshed accused of ‘obstructing spot-fixing investigation’
Former Pakistan opener Nasir Jamshed became the fifth player to be charged in the spot-fixing scandal in the recent Pakistan Super League (PSL) tournament. In a statement made by Pakistan Cricket Board, it is said, “Nasir Jamshed has been charged for the violation of articles 2.4.6 and 2.4.7 of the PCB Anti-Corruption Code.”
It can be mentioned article 2.4.6 refers to ‘not co-operating with investigation’ and 2.4.7 refers to ‘obstructing and delaying co-operation.’
Nasir Jamshed has been allowed fourteen working days to make response to the accusation. In February, Jamshed was arrested by England’s National Crime Agency (NCA) as he based in Birmingham.
After the successful completion of the Pakistan Super League, the country’s cricket has been marred with spot – fixing scandals with a number of cricketers have already been banned from playing all sorts of cricket, the recent inclusion of that was Mohammad Irfan, the tallest bowler in the history of cricket who had been banned for a year with a huge pecuniary punishment.
In case of Nasir Jamshed, the Pakistan cricket board believes him to be a central figure in the spot-fixing scandal; it was a shocker for the country’s cricket authorities as Jamshed was one of the premier national team performers having three one day international hundreds against arch-rival India in his bag. He last appeared for Pakistan in the World Cup.