Nasir Jamshed of Pakistan faces trial in the UK on bribery charges

LONDON: former Pakistan cricketer Nasir Jamshed will go to trial in Britain on Tuesday accused of being part of an alleged bribe conspiracy to fix points in the Pakistan Super League .

Yousef Anwar, 36, and Mohammed Ijaz, 34, admitted on Monday to conspire to offer bribes to professional cricketers, before a scheduled trial in Manchester , northwest of England.

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 position in relation to the players participating 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 on Tuesday at Manchester Crown Court .

British citizens Anwar, of Slough, west of London, and Ijaz, of Sheffield, in northern England, were released on bail before sentencing, which is expected to take place early next year.

The fixing of points implies manipulating a specific aspect of a game in which the bookmakers have offered odds, unlike the arrangement of matches, where the full result is fixed.

Jamshed has played international cricket Test, one day and Twenty20 for Pakistan.

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