Jamshed becomes third player to be provisionally suspended by Pakistan Cricket Board

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) revealed that the National Crime Agency of United Kingdom has arrested suspect Pakistani cricketer Nasir Jamshed and bookie Yousuf in London on Monday, according to Geo News.

Jamshed played 48 one-day internationals for Pakistan but fell out of favour after a disappointing 2015 World Cup campaign and did not feature in the first two years of the PSL.

BRITISH police have arrested two men in connection with the spot-fixing scandal that has engulfed the Pakistan Super League.

According to the representative of the NCA, Jamshed and Yousuf have been released on bail and asked to report to the agency in April.

Pakistan players Sharjeel Khan, Khalid Latif and Nasir Jamshed have already been suspended under the Pakistan Cricket Board's Anti-Corruption Code.

Sharjeel, who was signed by Leicestershire for this summer's NatWest Blast, opened the batting with Latif in Pakistan's nine-wicket win over England in last September's one-off Twenty20 at Old Trafford.

Two other players who were questioned in the probe, Zulfiqar Babar and Shahzaib Hasan, would be allowed to continue to play in the tournament, Shaharyar said.

On Monday, Nasir Jamshed was suspended with Pakistan Super League (PSL) chairman Najam Sethi tweeted the news about his suspension.

The Islamabad United skipper recalled that many efforts were made to stop cricket corruption after the 2010 incident in which Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Muhammad Amir were caught in spot-fixing scandal by ICC and England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).

  • Julie Sanders