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Nasir Jamshed to go on trial in Britain on charges of bribery
Corruption in Cricket

Nasir Jamshed to go on trial in Britain on charges of bribery

Nasir Jamshed will face trial in the UK on Tuesday for being allegedly involved in a spot-fixing conspiracy in the Pakistan Super League.

Two other individuals, Yousef Anwar and Mohammed Ijaz, have admitted trying to offer bribes to professional cricketers in T20 tournaments.

Anwar, 36, and Ijaz, 34, disclosed the details before a scheduled trial at Manchester Crown Court on Monday.

The pair claimed to have conspired to offer financial incentives to players in the PSL from November 2016 to February 2017 with the aim of convincing them to deliberately underperform.

The two men said they indulged in the same unlawful activity in relation to cricketers who took part in the Bangladesh Premier League between November 2016 and December 2017.

Meanwhile, former opening batsman Jamshed has denied being part of the fixing ring which intended to influence the PSL.

The case against him will commence him on Tuesday as the prosecutors present their arguments.

Jamshed was provisionally suspended by the Pakistan Cricket Board for violating its anti-corruption code during the second edition of the PSL in 2017.

He was arrested by the British National Crime Agency in relation to the same investigation but was later freed on bail.

The next year, the southpaw was handed a ten-year ban by the PCB and barred from holding any official position in cricket or management.

Jamshed, who played for Pakistan in 48 ODIs from 2008 to 2015, has repeatedly maintained he is innocent despite the verdict against him.

The PSL spot-fixing scandal also saw flamboyant batsman Sharjeel Khan being banned for five years, with two and a half years of his punishment suspended.

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