Nasir Jamshed posted a video message on his official Twitter handle where he said that he was challenging the PCB's anti-corruption unit    PTI (File Photo)
Nasir Jamshed posted a video message on his official Twitter handle where he said that he was challenging the PCB’s anti-corruption unit PTI (File Photo)

Being charged by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) as one of the prime suspects for being involved in a spot-fixing case during the Pakistan Super League (PSL), Nasir Jamshed has said that he would take legal action against the national board for trying to malign his name. Jamshed posted a video message on his official Twitter handle where he said that he was challenging the PCB’s anti-corruption unit and demanded that they placed the evidence they had against him in public domain. He also blamed the PCB for pressurising the players to testify against him. Jamshed was arrested by the National Crime Agency (NCA) in United Kingdom (UK), but was later released on bail. Nasir Jamshed responds to allegations of non-cooperation in spot-fixing inquiry

“PCB is being unfair with me as they are pressurising players and asking them to testify against me,” Jamshed said. “Rather than maligning my name, I urge PCB to offer the evidence and I challenge them to bring all the evidence in public. There is something called professionalism and with all this my personal life is being affected. I have already consulted my lawyer and we want to challenge this and are willing to take PCB to court over this,” said Jamshed, as reported by ESPNCricinfo. Nasir Jamshed accused of non-coorperation in PSL spot-fixing inquiry

Meanwhile, the PCB on Wednesday banned all-rounder Mohammad Nawaz for two months and fined him approximately $2,000 after he admitted failing to disclose an approach by a bookmaker to engage in corrupt practices. The 23-year-old, regarded as a bright prospect for Pakistan, was part of the Twenty20 (T20) squad in the West Indies in March but returned home without playing a match.