Former cricketer Nasir Jamshed likely to be deported to Pakistan

14 October, 2020

Former cricketer Nasir Jamshed likely to be deported to Pakistan

LAHORE: In normal circumstances, Nasir Jamshed might be looking forward to his release from jail in the coming days, but it looks like things will become even more complicated for him. Jamshed, the former Pakistan batsman, was sentenced to 17 months in prison in February for his involvement in spot-fixing plans involving Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) and Pakistan Super League (PSL matches). He was also banned from cricket for ten years by an anti-corruption tribunal. He is due for release on October 21. But, despite having a wife and daughter in Birmingham, he now faces the prospect of deportation back to Pakistan. Before the trial, Jamshed was in the UK on a spousal visa ––- his wife, Samara Afzal, was born in England ––- which was due for renewal in February 2019. But, with a court date impending, it was decided to put off a renewal decision until the case was decided. He has now received a notification of intention to deport and been told he would be further detained. He is appealing the decision and will apply for bail on October 21.

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