EX-Pakistan Batsman Nasir Jamshed Jailed in UK Over Spot-fixing

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Former Pakistan batsman Nasir Jamshed has been jailed for his role in a fixing scandal.

He was banned for 10 years by an anti-corruption tribunal in 2018 for his part in the spot-fixing scandal that engulfed the Pakistan Super League (PSL) in 2017.

Manchester Crown Court also announced jail terms for British nationals Yousef Anwar and Mohammed Ijaz after the trio admitted their roles in the conspiracy following a covert NCA investigation.

“Using an undercover officer, NCA investigators identified that the group were plotting to fix elements of the 2016 Bangladesh Premier League T20 tournament which Jamshed was due to play in,” NCA said in a statement.

Next year, Anwar was captured on CCTV purchasing 28 different coloured bat handle grips which would subsequently be used by the players in PSL as the signal to show the fix was going ahead, it added.

“These men abused their privileged access to professional, international cricket to corrupt games, eroding public confidence for their own financial gain,” Ian McConnell, Senior Investigating Officer of NCA, said.

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