Nasir Jamshed set to spend more time in prison

Nasir Jamshed set to spend more time in prison

Monitoring Desk

KARACHI: Former left-handed opener Nasir Jamshed is set to spend more time in prison after an order from the Home Office, as part of his role in the spot-fixing case, according to ESPNcricinfo.

Jamshed was jailed for 17 months after he had pleaded guilty to a conspiracy to bribe fellow cricketers as part of a Twenty20 spot-fixing coup. However, he was only expected to serve half of his sentence. His sentence was due to end on October 21, but will now be extended.

Immigration authorities are also contemplating deporting the former Pakistan opener as he was sentenced to jail for more than 12 months. According to the United Kingdom (UK) laws, if any foreigner is given a prison sentence of more than 12 months, he can be deported.

Jamshed’s lawyer is preparing to apply for bail. However, even if the bail is granted, he will have to remain in prison for longer than October 21.

It must be noted that Jamshed had received a 10-year ban, for his involvement in the spot-fixing scandal which took place during the second edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), in August 2018.

The Lahore-born was accused by PCB for five offences which included non-cooperation in the investigation, contact with bookies, inciting other players to take part in spot-fixing and hiding information.

Jamshed represented Pakistan in two Tests, 48 one-day internationals (ODIs) and 18 Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is).

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