Nasir Jamshed appeared before Manchester’s magistrates with two co-defendants accused of ‘offering financial advantages’ to other players.

A former Pakistan cricketer has appeared at Manchester Magistrates’ Court with two other men charged with offering bribes.

Nasir Jamshed, 32, of High Street, Walsall, was an opening batsman who played in 48 one-day internationals and two test matches for his country.

He appeared in Manchester on Tuesday alongside Yousef Anwar, 35, of Littlebrook Avenue, Slough, and Mohammed Ijaz, 33, of Chippinghouse Road, Sheffield, charged with offering bribes.

Mr Jamshed’s single charge relates to allegations in the Pakistan Premier League, while the other two defendants face two charges each, relating to both the Pakistan and Bangladesh Premier Leagues.

The alleged offences took place between November 2016 and February 2017.

The charges, read out by the court clerk, stated: “They conspired together to offer financial advantages to professional cricket players with the intention of inducing those players to perform their professional duties improperly by failing to play competitive cricket matches in good faith.”

The trio, who did not enter pleas to the charges they face, have been sent to Manchester Crown Court where a pre-trial hearing will take place on February 12.

They have been granted unconditional bail.