Nasir Jamshed Finally Admits His Role in PSL Spot-Fixing
Former Pakistan opening batsman Nasir Jamshed has pleaded guilty to bribing Pakistani cricketers in the second edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL).
Jamshed, who is facing a ten-year ban from PCB on corruption charges, is also standing trial at Manchester Crown Court. The left-arm batsman was arrested in February 2017 on similar charges and was later released on bail.
Nasir, who had always denied involvement in the spot-fixing saga, finally accepted charges before the court after his fellow accused confessed to have offered financial benefits to some PSL players for underperforming.
On the opening day of the trial, Jamshed changed his plea from not guilty to guilty. He admitted to having persuaded Sharjeel Khan to play two dot-balls in a game between Islamabad United and Peshawar Zalmi on February 9, 2017.
The court also heard how Jamshed had been the intended fixer during a BPL game in 2016 when he and Sharjeel were both representing Rangpur Riders.
Having admitted to his guilt earlier and after serving a two-and-a-half-year ban, Sharjeel is now returning to the mega tournament next year. He will represent Karachi Kings in the PSL 2020.