Jamshed fac­ing UK trial for bribery

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FOR­MER Pak­istan crick­eter Nasir Jamshed will go on trial in Bri­tain to­day ac­cused of be­ing part of an al­leged spot­fix­ing bribery con­spir­acy in the Pak­istan Su­per League.

Yousef An­war, 36, and Mo­hammed Ijaz, 34, yes­ter­day ad­mit­ted con­spir­ing to of­fer bribes to pro­fes­sional crick­eters, be­fore a sched­uled trial in Manch­ester.

The pair pleaded guilty to con­spir­ing to­gether be­tween

Novem­ber 2016 and Fe­bru­ary 2017 to of­fer fi­nan­cial ad­van­tages to play­ers in the Pak­istan Su­per League, with the in­ten­tion of in­duc­ing them to per­form im­prop­erly by fail­ing to play com­pet­i­tively in good faith.

They also ad­mit­ted the same charge in re­la­tion to play­ers tak­ing part in the Bangladesh Premier League be­tween Novem­ber 2016 and De­cem­ber 2016.

Jamshed, 33, an open­ing bats­man, de­nies be­ing part of the bribery con­spir­acy in re­la­tion to the Pak­istan Su­per League.

Pros­e­cu­tors will open their case against him to­day at Manch­ester Crown Court.

Bri­tish na­tion­als An­war, from Slough, west of Lon­don, and Ijaz, of Sh­effield in northern Eng­land, were granted bail ahead of sen­tenc­ing, ex­pected to take place early next year.

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