Nasir Jamshed. (Source: Twitter)

Pakistan openeing batsman Nasir Jamshed’s sentence in a spot-fixing case was set to end on Wendesday but he has now been informed he will remain in prison on the order of the Home Office according to a report in ESPNCricinfo.

He was previously allowed to remain in the UK on the basis of a spousal visa – his wife is a Birmingham-born doctor – the length of his sentence has attracted the attention of immigration authorities.

Under the UK law any non-citizen who is given a sentence oof over 12 months would be deported. Jamshed was slapped with sentence of 17 months of which he would usually be expected to serve half. His lawyer though is expected to apply for the bail.

Jamshed was sent to prison in February after changing his plea, mid-trial, to guilty to a conspiracy to bribe fellow cricketers in the PSL. The left-handed batsman has also been banned from the game for 10 years.

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