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Banned Pakistan batsman Nasir Jamshed alleged of bribery

National Crime Agency in Britain has charged the former Pakistan batsman with bribery as a follow-up of the investigation pertaining to spot-fixing.

Nasir Jamshed of Pakista
Nasir Jamshed of Pakistan. (Photo by Richard Huggard/Gallo Images)

Nasir Jamshed, the aggressive left-handed batsman, was deemed to be one of the most promising finds of Pakistan cricket. The 29-year old made his ODI debut against Zimbabwe in 2008 and had a bright start to his international career. He has struck 3 tons in the 50-over game, all of that against the arch-rivals India. Things were going pretty well for him until he lost his form in 2009 and eventually his place in the national team.

The mightiest misery is when the Lahore-born was handed over a ten-year ban from playing cricket for the allegations of spot-fixing against him during 2017 Pakistan Super League. Nasir is in deeper trouble now as he has been subjected to further allegations of bribery. This is followed by a thorough investigation conducted by the cricket boards of Pakistan and Bangladesh.

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Nasir Jamshed is served with summon

National Crime Agency in Britain has charged the former Pakistan batsman with bribery as a follow-up of the investigation pertaining to spot-fixing. Charges have also been raised against two British citizens by name Yousaf Anwar and Mohammed Ijaz along with the southpaw. Each of the three accused with charges of ‘bribery and conspiracy to commit bribery’ has received a summon to appear at Manchester magistrates’ court on January 15.

As per a report in NDTV Sports, a spokesman from NCA stated that all the charges made against the trio are related to tournaments that happened overseas, including the Pakistan Super League 2017. He further added that the banned former Pakistani batsman was not a part of the national team during the time of alleged offences.

Pakistan’s recent history of spot-fixing scandal

Spot-fixing is an act of determining a particular outcome of a match before it actually happens. It is different from the more popular term ‘match-fixing’ that involves fixing the final result of the match rather than that of a part. Some of the Pakistan players have made infamous headlines in recent times for their alleged involvement in spot-fixing.

In 2010, three Pakistan players –  Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Asif, and Salman Butt – were involved in match-fixing. An English court, as a result, sentenced the trio with 5 years of imprisonment.

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