Top Pakistani cricketer to face trial in Britain over corruption charges

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Top Pakistani cricketer to face trial in Britain over corruption charges

ISLAMABAD -Top Pakistani cricketer to face trial in Britain over corruption charges.

Nasir Jamshed is accused of being part of an alleged spot-fixing bribery conspiracy in the Pakistan Super League. Yousef Anwar, 36, and Mohammed Ijaz, 34, admitted Monday conspiring to offer bribes to professional cricketers, before a scheduled trial in Manchester, northwest 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 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 on Tuesday at Manchester Crown Court.

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