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Ex-Pakistan batsman Jamshed jailed in UK over fixing

 

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Pakistan's Nasir Jamshed plays a shot during their second Twenty20 international cricket match against South Africa in Dubai November 15, 2013. REUTERS/Nikhil Monteiro

 

LONDON (Reuters) - Former Pakistan batsman Nasir Jamshed has been sentenced to 17 months in prison for his role in a fixing scandal, Britain's National Crime Agency (NCA) has said.

 

The former test opener 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.

 

Jamshed, 30, played 68 international matches for Pakistan, the last being a 2015 World Cup one-day match against United Arab Emirates in Napier.

 

"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 https://nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk/news/international-cricket-match-fixers-and-ex-player-jailed on Friday.

 

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," NCA Senior Investigating Officer Ian McConnell said.

 

Pakistan Cricket Board slapped batsmen Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif with five-year bans last year, while paceman Mohammad Irfan and all-rounder Mohammad Nawaz received shorter suspensions for their roles in the scandal.

 

In 2011, Pakistan cricketers Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir were jailed in Britain for their role in a plot to bowl pre-arranged no-balls during a Lord's test against England in 2010.

 

(Reporting by Amlan Chakraborty in New Delhi; editing by Stephen Coates)

 

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Have you noticed it's always the Pakistani cricketers involved in all the match fixing crimes?

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Wonder how long the ICC bosses will get for the ridiculous rules that robbed NZ of the World Cup?

 

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5 hours ago, captpkapoor said:

Have you noticed it's always the Pakistani cricketers involved in all the match fixing crimes?

Wrong. 

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9 hours ago, captpkapoor said:

Have you noticed it's always the Pakistani cricketers involved in all the match fixing crimes?

Not always, although it's accurate to say that the Indian subcontinent accounts for the majority of cases.

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9 hours ago, Mick501 said:

Wonder how long the ICC bosses will get for the ridiculous rules that robbed NZ of the World Cup?

About as much as World Rugby will get for continued bias shown to the All Blacks. Anyway, that was a cracking match that nz probably had no right being involved with in the first place. :whistling:

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17 hours ago, Mick501 said:

Wonder how long the ICC bosses will get for the ridiculous rules that robbed NZ of the World Cup?

 

either pays better than the sport pays, or the bad guys put a gun to their head or the heads of their wife, family etc.  Sometimes good people can do bad things.  But there sure seemed to be a lot of people involved in this

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   A 10 year ban from cricket seems appropriate , but 17 years in prison seems a bit long .

 

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