Nasir Jamshed is “willing to cooperate” with the Pakistan Cricket Board [PCB] as the spot fixing scandal that hit this year’s Pakistan Super League [PSL] rumbles on.
In a video message shared with GEO TV, Jamshed denies claims that he has dodged PCB investigators and that he is ready to speak to the PCB but not until the UK’s National Crime Agency [NCA] has concluded its own investigation.
Jamshed was arrested in England by the NCA in February over the case that saw Sharjeel Khan, Khalid Latif and Shahzaib Hasan sent home at the start of the tournament.
Those three players will all contest their provisional suspensions while Mohammad Irfan, later charged after the conclusion of the 2017 PSL, has been banned by the PCB from all forms of cricket for a year after not reporting an approach.
It was initially reported that Jamshed was at the heart of the operation and the 27-year-old was officilly charged by the PCB this week with two violations of their Anti-Corruption Code.
In his first response since the allegations surfaced, Jamshed said: “I am willing to cooperate with the PCB but request that the NCA inquiry should be completed first.
“I have not changed my residence nor am I hiding from anyone.”
You can watch the video message below.
Nasir Jamshed's first video after #PSL spot-fixing scandal. I am ready to co-operate with @TheRealPCB . Nasir #spotfixing #cricket pic.twitter.com/pL5pVzLS9Y— Irshad Ali (@irshadaajnews) April 14, 2017