Nasir Jamshed granted bail in wait for deportation hearing

Former Pakistan cricketer was sentenced to 17 months in prison for role in spot-fixing

George Dobell
George Dobell
Nasir Jamshed arrives at Manchester Crown Court

Nasir Jamshed arrives at Manchester Crown Court  •  Getty Images

Nasir Jamshed will be allowed to fight deportation proceedings from his home in England having won his release from prison.
Jamshed, the former Pakistan batsman, was imprisoned in February for his part in a spot-fixing conspiracy.
While his sentence for that offence is now served, he was recently informed of the Home Office's decision to progress with deportation proceedings. Although Jamshed was legally in the UK on a spousal visa - his wife is a doctor in Birmingham - any non-citizen who is sentenced to more than 12 months in prison is liable to deportation. Jamshed was sentenced to 17 months, of which he has served around half.
Although the Home Office contested the bail request at a hearing on October 28, the judge decided Jamshed, who is understood to have lost more than 10 kgs while in prison, was neither a flight risk nor a danger to others. He was released a couple of hours later.
Deportation proceedings are expected to take several months.

George Dobell is a senior correspondent at ESPNcricinfo