Nasir Jamshed charged with bribery in spot-fixing investigation
Pakistan batsman Nasir Jamshed has been charged with bribery, indicted by the British’s National Crime Agency (NCA) on Thursday.
The former Pakistan opener played a role in the last year’s Pakistan Super League spot-fixing scandal and according to the NCA, Jamshed was one of the three men charged with bribery offences.
The British agency’s statement says –
“Three men have been charged with bribery offenses as part of a NCA investigation into cricket match spot-fixing in tournaments organised by national cricket boards from Pakistan and Bangladesh. The NCA worked closely with the Pakistan Cricket Board and International Cricket Council’s anti-corruption units as part of the investigation. The Pakistan Cricket Board launched its own investigation which, following subsequent tribunal hearings, resulted in the suspension of three players.”
Jamshed along with the other two were served with written summonses charging them on two accounts of bribery. The three will appear before Manchester Magistrates Court on 15th January
Few months ago, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) banned Khalid Latif and Sharjeel Khan for five years while Jamshed was banned for 10 years for violating PCB’s anti-corruption code in August.
Jamshed was also arrested last year by the NCA along with British nationals Yousaf Anwar (35) and Mohammed Ijaz (33) during the investigations launched by the cricket boards of Pakistan and Bangladesh.