Pakistan left-handed opener Nasir Jamshed was arrested on Tuesday by Britain’s National Crime Agency (NCA) alongside a bookie named Yousuf, Express News reported.
According to the representative of the NCA, Jamshed and Yousuf have been released on bail and asked to report to the agency in April.
“Two men in their thirties have been arrested by NCA officers in connection with bribery offences as part of an ongoing investigation into international cricket match spot-fixing,” read a press release on the NCA website.
“The men were arrested on Monday 13 February and have been released on bail until April 2017 pending further enquiries. As part of the on-going investigation we are working closely with the Pakistan Cricket Board and International Cricket Council’s anti-corruption units. The Pakistan Cricket Board has launched its own investigation which has resulted in the suspension of three players,” the statement further read.
Jamshed, who is accused of referring Islamabad duo Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif to Yousuf, has been provisionally suspended from all forms of cricket by the Pakistan Cricket Board.
Pakistan Super League (PSL) chairman Najam Sethi on Monday tweeted the news about his suspension. “PCB has provisionally suspended Nasir Jamshed from all forms of cricket for violating its anti-corruption code,” he had said.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 15th, 2017.