Nasir Jamshed, PCB, ICC
Nasir Jamshed. Image Courtesy: Getty

Last Update on: December 21st, 2018 at 12:28 pm

As the National Crime Agency (NCA) charged Nasir Jamshed with two bribery offences, the ex-Pakistan opener will appear in a court in Manchester next month. Meanwhile, the PCB banned Jamshed for ten years in August following an independent anti-corruption tribunal.

Moreover, Nasir got charged with seven breaches of the PCB anti-corruption code and later found guilty in five of them. Although, it all happened after an investigation into allegations of spot-fixing in the 2017 PSL got conducted.

Nasir in hot waters again

Nasir Jamshed, PCB, ICC
Nasir Jamshed got charged with two bribery offences. Image Courtesy: Getty

Of late, the which NCA worked in conjunction with the PCB and ICC anti-corruption units had revealed a statement. They said Nasir got served with the written summons by the Crown Prosecution Service.

Meanwhile, two British nationals, Yousaf Anwar and Mohammed Ijaz have also been charged. Moreover, the punishment could range from a fine to imprisonment for up to 12 months. A statement from the NCA said,

“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. British nationals Yousaf Anwar, 35, and Mohammed Ijaz, 33, were arrested in February 2017, along with Nasir Jamshaid, 32, from Pakistan.”

“Yesterday (Wednesday 19 December) they were served with written summonses by the Crown Prosecution Service charging them each with two counts of bribery. Their first appearance at Manchester Magistrates Court will be on 15 January 2019.

“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.”

However, five other players received sanctions from the board over corruption charges in PSL 2017 case. Though Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif got banned for five years, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Irfan and Shahzaib Hasan each received shorter suspensions for their involvement.

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