Pakistan news April 5, 2010

Nasir Jamshed on bail after arrest for cheating in exam

Cricinfo staff

Nasir Jamshed, the Pakistan opening batsman, has been released on bail after being arrested for cheating during a school exam. He was arrested on Monday and released by the court on a surety of Rupees 20,000 ($235).

A senior police official, Haider Ashraf, said in Lahore that Jamshed was caught "red-handed" on Monday during a ninth-grade English exam that would help him pass higher secondary school.

Jamshed, 20, played the last of his 12 one-day internationals against Sri Lanka at Dambulla last August. A left-handed opening batsman, he has 353 runs at an average of 35.30.

He was not among the 37 cricketers awarded a central contract last month by the Pakistan Cricket Board.