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LAHORE: The Anti-corruption Tribunal of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has reserved its decision in the case of cricketer Nasir Jamshed, who was allegedly involved in the spot-fixing scam that erupted during the second Pakistan Super League (PSL) held in the UAE earlier this year.

Nasir did not appear before the tribunal since he is being interrogated by England’s National Crime Agency, which has also seized his passport, in the same case.

Nasir’s lawyer Hasan Waraich pleaded his case with Nasir only facing the charge of being non-cooperator with the PCB in the case. Once he appears before the tribunal, he may face more charges. The tribunal will announce its decision in the next 30 days.

Waraich told media that he had given his final arguments in the case and claimed that in PCB documents, the man named Yousuf Anwar was not mentioned as a bookie.

PCB’s lawyer Taffazul Rizvi however rebutted Waraich’s claim and and said he had all evidences to prove Yousaf as a bookie. The lawyer said he gave his arguments over Nasir’s non-cooperation with the PCB.

Apart from Nasir, four other cricketers namely Sharjeel Khan, Khalid Latif, Shahzaib Hasan and Mohammad Irfan were implicated in the spot-fixing case.

Published in Dawn, November 25th, 2017