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Pakistan's Nasir Jamshed arrested as alleged exam cheat

Nasir Jamshed
Jamshed's last match for Pakistan was against Sri Lanka in August

Pakistan international cricketer Nasir Jamshed has been arrested after being accused of cheating in a school exam.

The 20-year-old was one of three students who allegedly allowed a fourth to write answers for them in an English exam to graduate from secondary school.

Haider Ashraf, a senior police official in the eastern city of Lahore, said that Jamshed was caught "red-handed".

A left-handed opening batsman, Jamshed has played 12 one-day internationals for his country and averages 35.30.

Jamshed, who was not amongst the 37 players awarded a central contract by the Pakistan Cricket Board in March, has since been released on bail.

Pakistan newspaper The News reports that the examination officers, who alerted police after discovering identical handwriting on four answer scripts, were unaware Jamshed was an international cricketer.

Jamshed made an impressive start to his international career, scoring a quickfire 61 on his debut against Zimbabwe in January 2008.

Unbeaten half-centuries against India and Bangladesh followed in July, but he has not represented his country since scoring a duck and one in his two innings against Sri Lanka in August.



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