Nasir Jamshed’s spot-fixing trial date set for Sept 6


LONDON: Pakistan batsman Nasir Jamshed and two other men have been given a trial date after they were accused of conspiring to offer bribes to professional cricket players.

Nasir, 32, Yousef Anwar, 35, and Mohammed Ijaz, 33, were arrested last February. The arrests were part of an investigation by the National Crime Agency into alleged spot-fixing in events organised by national cricket boards from Bangladesh and Pakistan.

Nasir, a former Pakistan Test player, Yousef and Ijaz are accused of conspiring to offer financial advantages to players in the PSL with the intention of inducing them to perform improperly by failing to play competitively in good faith. The offences are said to have taken place between Nov 1, 2016 and Feb 10, 2017.