Pakistan Cricket Board will have a deep look at batsman Nasir Jamshed’s role in the latest spot-fixing scandal in the Pakistan Super League. Board has already suspended three players in this saga.
A source within the board informed that Jamshed will have to answers some questions in the Pakistan High Commission in London. “He can't come to Pakistan as he is on bail and has to appear before UK's national crime agency in April in this case. But we want to also question him in detail about his role in the PSL spot-fixing scandal,” the source revealed.
According to this source, either Jamshed will go through this process via Skype or the head of PCB Anti-Corruption Unit, Colonel Azam will travel to London for this processor. “It will happen soon as Nasir appears to have played a key role in the spot-fixing scandal that came to our notice. He is the one who asked Sharjeel Khan, Khalid Latif and others to meet with the suspected bookmaker, Yousuf Anwar in Dubai last month,” the source added.
Media reports are suggesting that batsman has agreed to become an approver in this case for PCB, but the source feels that he doesn’t have an option to say yes or no.
The right-handed batsman has played 2 Tests, 48 ODIs and 18 T20Is so far for his National side. Earlier, his name was caught in the spot-fixing during the Bangladesh Premier League two years ago, but somehow he managed to escape from the ban. Later he went to Australia and New Zealand to play World Cup 2015.
Before him, Pakistan Batsmen Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif were suspended during the PSL 2 in the midway of the tournament. Both denied for any match-fixing but didn’t reveal the name of the bookmaker who approached money to them. After these two, bowler Mohammad Irfan has been suspended from playing cricket as he didn’t inform to PCB ACU after offering money to do spot-fixing.
Pakistan Interior minister, Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan said to the media that government is taking this fixing scandal very seriously. “The PSL spot-fixing case is not just about our cricket it is also an embarrassment for Pakistan and I can tell you if anyone is found guilty of playing with the integrity of the game and image of Pakistan he can expect strong punishment,” said by Nisar.