Spot fixing scandal: Nasir Jamshed arrested in London


LONDON:  Former Pakistan opener Nasir Jamshed has been arrested in London along with a bookie in the case relating to spot-fixing in Pakistan Super League, sources told ARY News on Tuesday.

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday suspended opening batsman Nasir Jamshed from all formats of cricket for violating anti-corruption code.

It is being reported that Nasir Jamshed was behind the saga which led to the suspension of Islamabad United players Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif from PSL. The duo was suspended over their alleged meetings with members of a syndicate which aim to corrupt the Twenty20 league.

Reports suggest Nasir Jamshed was arrested by Britain’s National Crime Agency.

PCB Chairman’s statement

‘I have heard that he (Nasir Jamshed) has been arrested, we did not do anything, this is criminal offence in England, if anyone does such a thing in sports, they take as a criminal offence… PCB has already taken action.” PCB Chairman Shahryar Khan said while talking to ARY News.

Khan added that PCB has already taken action against Jamshed and will not hesitate to go further if we find any evidence against the cricketer.

The London-based National Crime Agency announced that the unnamed men in their thirties were held on Monday “as part of an ongoing investigation into international cricket match spot-fixing.” They were released on police bail until April pending further investigations.

“As part of the ongoing investigation we are working closely with the Pakistan Cricket Board and International Cricket Council’s anti-corruption units,” the National Crime Agency said on Tuesday. “The Pakistan Cricket Board has launched its own investigation which has resulted in the suspension of three players.”