Sunday, 26 June 2022

Nasir Jamshed’s lawyer met PCB official in London: Sources

Nasir Jamshed

LONDON: Pakistan test batsman Nasir Jamshed has been in touch with Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) officials through his lawyer, informed sources. According to the source who is privy to developments related to the case, a top PCB official arrived in London three days ago and met the lawyer of Nasir Jamshed, however, it’s not clear if the PCB official was able to meet Nasir Jamshed in person. PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan has said that Nasir has been avoiding the PCB’s anti-corruption officials and lawyers but a source told this correspondent that Nasir Jamshed hired a law firm specialising in criminal defence to represent him. Jamshed has been advised by his lawyer to communicate to the PCB and the National Crime Agency (NCA) through him because of the sensitivity of the case, said the source. The PCB official who reached London on Wednesday is scheduled to be back in Lahore by Tuesday where he will give a full briefing to the PCB officials about his visit. It’s understood that the PCB official met NCA detectives on Friday afternoon and exchanged documents relating to the alleged crime inquiry being conducted by the NCA in UK. Nasir Jamshed, the former Pakistan opener, and two other men were arrested in the UK in the second week of February in relation to the ongoing investigation into alleged corruption in the Pakistan Super League (PSL). The NCA says these arrests were “in connection with bribery offences as part of an ongoing investigation into international cricket match spot-fixing”.

Nasir Jamshed’s wife Dr Samara Afzal has mounted a defence of her husband replying to the PCB chairman statement that Nasir Jamshed has been elusive. She wrote on a social media website: “So the person I see at home every day who looks like my husband … I wonder who that is.”

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