Nasir Jamshed admits bribery conspiracy to fix matches in BPL and PSL
Initially Nasir Jamshed denied his involvement in match fixing. For that reason, a formal hearing had called. Former Pakistan opener Nasir Jamshed had said he was innocent by insisting at the start of the hearing.
But he could not stay in his position for too long. At one point of inquisition about fixing, he had admitted that he was involved in match fixing and bribing his fellow players to fix the match.
Nasir Jamshed was arrested on February 2017 along with two UK nationals Yousef Anwar and Mohammed Ijaz. On the contrary, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) banned Nasir for 10 years on August 2018 for fixing match at the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
Yet his hearing was going on. England’s Manchester Crown Court arranged a formal hearing, especially for the bribery of fixing fellow players. Where Nasir denied all allegations at his early saying. On the first day of the hearing, however, he admitted all the faults by changing his preliminary statement.
It was through Nasir that Yousef and Ijaz approached other players to offer match fixing. At the beginning of the hearing, prosecution officer Andrew Thomas said one of their police officers tactfully infiltrated the fixer network and arranged a meeting with Anwar. There was a lot of important information about the gambling syndicate in cricket.
Investigation of the Pakistani opener revealed that Nasir had planned to fix two matches in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) and one match in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) in the same year. Although the PSL fixing was successfully completed, he could not actually fix the match in BPL.
Sharjeel Khan, another Pakistan opener, assisted Nasir in fixing. Who received a 5-year ban from the PCB. Sharjeel gave dots the first two balls of the second over of Islamabad United against Peshawar Zalmi in a PSL match. Which Nasir taught him.
Similarly, Nasir-Sharjeel had planned to fix a match in BPL. They were both in the Rangpur Riders in 2016. But despite trying twice, they could not do it successfully. For the first time during batting, Nasir forgot to send the proper signal using the colorful grip of the bat. And Sharjeel was not the main eleven in the next match.
All that had come up in the investigation. Nasir had accepted. He first met Yousef Anwar, known as his partner. Anwar claimed that at least six cricketers worked for him in the BPL.
Manchester Crown Court is going to sentence Nasir Jamshed, Yousef Anwar and Mohammed Ijaz on the basis of all of this. A formal decision will be made in February next year.