The Story

Nasir Jamshed, the left-handed Pakistani batsman was accused of having a part in the PSL (Pakistani Super League) spot-fixing scandal. This accusation was in February of this year and the batsman had denied these claims.

The group accusing Nasir Jamshed was the PCB (Pakistan Cricket Board). This was after new evidence came from the UK. The PCB charged Nasir Jamshed with five breaches. These were under the article 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4 and 2.4.4 of the PCB’s anti-corruption code.

After Jamshed rejected the accusation, Najam Sethi the chairman of the PCB sent the matter to the anti-corruption tribunal. This consists of Fazal-e-Miran Chauhan (Chairman Justice), former cricketer Aqib Javed and Shahzaib Masood.

The Case

The Pakistani Cricket Board statement read as follows’. “The Pakistan Cricket Board has today issued a notice of charge to cricketer Nasir Jamshed, wherein he has been charged with multiple violations of Articles 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4 and 2.4.4 of the PCB’s Anti-Corruption Code for Participants (“the Code”).”

The PCB Media shared this on their twitter page

The second edition of the PSL was rocked by allegations of spot-fixing and Jamshed was said to be the main man behind it. Others involved who faced bans were former Islamabad United opener Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif. They faced 5-year bans for their involvement. The Karachi Kings opener, Shahzaib Hasan has been sentenced a one-year ban.

The charges on Jamshed include the fixing of matching, influencing the game for money, pulling in other players in his corrupt activities. The last match Jamshed had played was at the 2015 Cricket World Cup for Pakistan. Currently, he lives in Birmingham, England.  He was the fifth Pakistani cricketer to be accused in the scandal.

The following video has Tafazul Rizvi, the legal advisor for the PCB talking about Jamshed spot-fixing case verdict.