ENGLAND: Former Pakistan cricketer Nasir Jamshed will be sentenced in February after pleading guilty in a Manchester Crown Court to conspiring to bribe other players to spot-fix a Twenty20 match.
Nasir Jamshed, 30, from Walsall, in the West Midlands, was the target of bribery but then acted as a go-between, encouraging others in return for money.
The 30-year-old changed his plea on Monday during his trial at Manchester Crown Court and has pleaded guilty to conspiring to bribe other players to spot-fix in a Twenty20 match, the BBC has reported.
Nasir Jamshed was arrested along with British nationals Yousaf Anwar and Mohammed Ijaz, who both pleaded guilty to bribery offences last week.
An opening batsman Jamshed represented Pakistan 68 times across all three formats
The National Crime Agency (NCA) investigation first exposed an attempt to fix a game in the Bangladesh Premier League in 2016 and then a successful fix in the PSL in 2017, where opening batsmen agreed not to score from the first two balls, the prosecution told the court.
The former Pakistan batsman was banned for 10 years by the Pakistan Cricket Board in August last year following an independent anti-corruption tribunal.