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Nasir Jamshed jailed for 17 months in PSL bribery case

Manchester: Former Pakistan batsman Nasir Jamshed has been handed a 17-month jail sentence after pleading responsible to conspiring to bribe fellow cricketers within the Pakistan Tremendous League (PSL).

Jamshed, who pleaded responsible to the costs final December, has been sentenced to 17 months in jail at Manchester Crown Courtroom, stories ESPNcricinfo.

The 33-year-old was standing trial following his arrest in February 2017 alongside two UK nationals, Yousef Anwar, 36, and Mohammed Ijaz, 34. Anwar has been sentenced to 40 months in jail and Ijaz 30 months.

Each Anwar and Ijaz had additionally admitted to providing monetary benefits to the PSL gamers with the intention of inducing them to carry out improperly by failing to play competitively in good religion.

Jamshed had initially denied being concerned in a plan targeted on the PSL, however modified his plea throughout a court docket listening to then. Prosecutors had, in December 2019, advised the court docket that as a part of the British’s Nationwide Crime Company investigation, an undercover police officer infiltrated the spot-fixing community, and secured an preliminary assembly with Anwar, by posing as a member of a corrupt betting syndicate.

That led to the uncovering of an tried repair within the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) in 2016 and an precise repair within the PSL in 2017, with Jamshed agreeing to not rating runs from the primary two balls.

Jamshed was in 2018 banned from the game for 10 years following an investigation by the PCB’s anti-corruption unit. Earlier than that, in December 2017, he was first banned for 12 months by the identical tribunal for failing to cooperate with the investigation.

The left-handed batsman, who performed two Checks, 48 ODIs and 18 T20Is for Pakistan till 2015, was focused for the BPL after which inspired others to spot-fix in a fixture between Islamabad United and Peshawar Zalmi in Dubai in February 2017.

In an announcement issued after the sentence was handed down, Jamshed’s spouse, Samara Afzal, advised of the “pain and humiliation” that her husband’s actions had brought about to their household.

“Nasir could have had a bright future had he worked hard and been committed to the sport than gave him so much, but he took a short cut and lost everything, his career, status, respect and freedom,” she wrote. “He would have gotten the UK nationality and performed county cricket, and he threw his probability away.

“He would do something to show the clock again and never lose the whole lot, particularly his daughter who he’s very near, nevertheless it’s too late for him. I hope all cricketers have a look at his instance as a deterrent towards corruption,” she added.

(IANS)

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