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Nasir to face bribery trial in UK

LONDON: Nasir Jamshed, the banned Pakistan batsman, is set to face trial in the UK after being accused of bribing cricketers in the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
Nasir, Anwar and Ijaz have been charged with conspiring to bribe players in the PSL to underperform.
The offences are said to have taken place between November 2016 and February 2017. Anwar and Ijaz have also been charged with conspiring to bribe players in the Bangladesh Premier League in late 2016.On Monday, all three defendants entered not guilty pleas at Manchester Crown Court. Their trial is set to take place at the same court, starting December 2.All three were granted unconditional bail and told to attend a pre-trial review hearing on September 6.In August 2018, Nasir was given a 10-year ban by the PCB after being found guilty of five charges under its anti-corruption code.
Five other players also received sanctions from the PCB over corruption charges relating to the 2017 PSL spot-fixing scandal. Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif were each banned for five years, while Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Irfan and Shahzaib Hasan received shorter suspensions.
Nasir and two UK nationals, Yousef Anwar and Mohammed Ijaz, were arrested in February 2017 as part of an investigation into alleged spot-fixing by the UK’s National Crime Agency.Nasir, Anwar and Ijaz have been charged with conspiring to bribe players in the PSL to underperform.
The offences are said to have taken place between November 2016 and February 2017. Anwar and Ijaz have also been charged with conspiring to bribe players in the Bangladesh Premier League in late 2016.On Monday, all three defendants entered not guilty pleas at Manchester Crown Court. Their trial is set to take place at the same court, starting December 2.
All three were granted unconditional bail and told to attend a pre-trial review hearing on September 6.In August 2018, Nasir was given a 10-year ban by the PCB after being found guilty of five charges under its anti-corruption code.Five other players also received sanctions from the PCB over corruption charges relating to the 2017 PSL spot-fixing scandal. Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif were each banned for five years, while Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Irfan and Shahzaib Hasan received shorter suspensions.

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Sri Lanka chase history in second test versus South Africa

PORT ELIZABETH (Reuters) – Sri Lanka will be chasing history and a shock series victory when they play hosts South Africa in the second and final test at St George’s Park on Thursday.
The tourists claimed a one-wicket win in the first game in Durban on Saturday thanks to a staggering test innings from middle-order batsman Kusal Perera, who bludgeoned his way to 153 not out and put on a record 78 runs for the last wicket with Vishwa Fernando.It was a piece of individual brilliance and leaves Sri Lanka with the opportunity to claim a first ever test series victory in South Africa, something their sub-continent rivals India and Pakistan have yet to achieve.It was Sri Lanka’s first victory in any format since October after tough tours to New Zealand and Australia, and whether they can back it up with a second heroic performance in Port Elizabeth will be the key question.Perera won them the game but was not the only outstan Kusalding player, with debutant left-arm spinner Lasith Embuldeniya claiming 5-66 in South Africa’s second innings and seamer Fernando posting match figures of 8-133.Perera played a lone hand with the bat, his match aggregate of 204 runs providing 41 percent of the tourists’ total in both innings, with no other player passing 50.South Africa will be without experienced seamer Vernon Philander and could give a debut to all-rounder Wiaan Mulder, 21, who would strengthen the batting.We will look at the conditions on the pitch and will make the best decision for the team, South Africa coach Ottis Gibson said, with the other option to recall batsman Theunis de Bruyn.We want to bat better in our first innings, we need to improve on that if we want to win this game.Gibson says there are no thoughts of revenge for the home side.
Rather his team will try to work out a plan for Perera, now the obvious dangerman among the visitors.There is only focus on playing a bit better.When you look at what happened in Durban you have to give them (Sri Lanka) credit, Gibson said.When I left home on the morning of the game I didn’t see that happening.But credit must go to the way they played, especially Perera, who rode his luck a bit in the beginning but then settled down.We threw everything at him and he withstood all of that.We bowled spin, went round the wicket, over the wicket, bounced him, tried the yorker. But that is the nature of sport.South Africa’s streak of seven consecutive home test series wins has been ended, no matter what happens in Port Elizabeth.The only other test meeting at St George’s Park between the two sides was in 2016 when South Africa won by 206 runs.

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