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Nasir Jamshed accepts bribery charges
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Nasir Jamshed accepts bribery charges

Pakistan opening batsman Nasir Jamshed has pleaded guilty to a conspiracy to bribe fellow cricketers during the Pakistan Super League (PSL). The 30-year-old had initially denied being part of the plan but has now changed his not-guilty plea to guilty amidst a court hearing in Manchester.

The left-handed opening batsman has been convicted alongside two other men for offering financial incentives to PSL cricketers for fixing matches. Jamshed has also been tied with the spot-fixing scandal involving Sharjeel Khan owing to which the latter was banned for a period of five years, half of the sentence being suspended.

Jamshed had a bright start to his international career and represented Pakistan in two Tests, 48 ODIs and 18 T20Is. His fall from grace arrived when he was detained by authorities in England following the uncovering of the PSL 2017 spot-fixing controversy. He was subsequently handed a ten-year suspension by the Pakistan Cricket Board after investigations were conducted.