Monday, Mar 27, 2017

PSL scandal: Concrete evidence against Nasir Jamshed, says PCB Chairman

LAHORE (APP): Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Shahryar Khan on Wednesday said the board has concrete evidence against batsman Nasir Jamshed on his role in the PSL fixing scandal.

Speaking to media earlier today, the PCB chairman said that the board had handed the evidence against Jamshed to the British government, following which Britain's National Crime Agency had carried out action against the cricketer. The British agency had issued a statement saying it had arrested two men on Monday in connection with bribery offences as part of an ongoing investigation into international cricket spot-fixing, but had declined to name them. Sources in the PCB and ICC, however, had said the arrested men were former Pakistani batsman Nasir Jamshed and a person named Yousuf, who is a suspect in the PSL spot-fixing investigation.

‘Strictest punishment will be given to players involved in fixing’ The PCB chairman vowed to hand out the strictest punishment possible to the players involved in fixing during the Pakistan Super League. “There will be no leniency for the players found involved in fixing. We will give them maximum punishment which will serve as an example to all,” Shahryar Khan said when asked about developments against Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif. The chairman added that both Sharjeel and Latif are being given the opportunity to defend themselves. They will be given 1-2 weeks' time to submit their statement on the matter, he said.

“We have evidence against these two, and we will put it before them,” he said. Shahryar added that if the two players plead guilty, then there will be no need to form a commission to probe the matter.

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