Karachi: Cricketer Nasir Jamshed, who was convicted in a spot-fixing case, will not be released from jail even after his sentence was due to expire on October 21.
According to ESPNCricinfo, the 30-year-old has now been informed he will remain in prison on the order of the UK Home Office.
Jamshed is also likely to get deported back to Pakistan. He was allowed to remain in the UK on the basis of a spousal visa as his wife Samara Afzal is a Birmingham-born doctor.
The length of his sentence has come under the scrutiny of immigration authorities. Any non-citizen given a prison sentence of more than 12 months can be deported under UK law.
Jamshed’s lawyer is expected to apply for bail soon and he is certain to spend a little longer in prison even if it is granted. It is possible that he could be deported immediately and expected to fight the decision from Pakistan.
It must be noted Jamshed was sentenced to 17 months following his involvement in spot-fixing during Pakistan Super League (PSL) and the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). He was charged for bribing fellow cricketers and forcing them to fix the matches.
Jamshed is also banned by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for 10 years.