Jamshed from Pakistan pleads guilty in case of bribery in the UK

LONDON: former Pakistan batter Nasir Jamshed pleaded guilty to a conspiracy to bribe other cricketers as part of a Twenty20 point fixing knock.

Jamshed, 33, had originally denied being involved in a plan focused on the Pakistan Super League but he changed his statement during a court hearing in Manchester, northwest England, on Monday.

Two other men Yousef Anwar , 36 and Mohammed Ijaz , 34, admitted last week that it offered financial advantages to PSL players with the intention of inducing them to perform incorrectly by not playing competitively in good faith.

All three will be sentenced on a date to be set in February.

Prosecutors told the court that an undercover police officer had discovered evidence claiming to be a member of a corrupt betting union.

Police efforts led to the discovery of an attempt to repair the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) in late 2016 and a real solution in the PSL in February 2017.

In both cases, an opening batter in Twenty20 tournaments had agreed not to score runs of the first two balls in exchange for a payment.

Jamshed was said to be the target of bribery in Bangladesh before becoming a perpetrator as an intermediary urging other players to solve the problem in a PSL match between Islamabad United and Peshawar Zalmi in Dubai on February 9.

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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