Britain Crown Court sentenced Pakistani cricketer for conspiring to offer bribes to players in PSL and BPL matches

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Britain Crown Court sentenced Pakistani cricketer for conspiring to offer bribes to players in PSL and BPL matches

ISLAMABAD - Britain Crown Court sentenced Pakistani cricketer for conspiring to offer bribes to players in PSL and BPL matches.

The Manchester Crown Court on Friday sentenced Pakistani cricketer Nasir Jamshed and two accomplices for conspiring to offer bribes to players in Pakistan Super League (PSL) and Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) matches.

Jamshed, along with accomplices Yousef Anwar and Mohammed Ijaz, was arrested as part of a National Crime Agency (NCA) probe into alleged spot-fixing.

An undercover police officer had infiltrated the network by posing as a member of a betting syndicate.

His work led to an attempted fix in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) towards the end of 2016, as well as an actual fix in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) in February 2017.

In both cases, an opening batsman in the Twenty20 tournaments had agreed to not score runs from the first two balls of an over in return for payment.