A trial date has been set for a Slough man who is accused of conspiring to offer bribes to professional cricket players.

Yousef Anway, 35, of Littlebrook Avenue, Slough, Mohammed Ijaz, 33, and former Pakistan Test match opening batsman Nasir Jamshaid, 32, were arrested last February as part of an investigation into alleged spot-fixing in tournaments organised by national cricket boards from Bangladesh and Pakistan.

The trio are accused of conspiring to offer financial incentives in the Pakistan Super League with the intention of inducing them to perform improperly by failing to play competitively. The offences are said to have occurred between 1 November 2016 and 10 February 2017.

Yousef Anwar and Mohammed Ijaz are also accused of conspiring to bribe players who were playing in the Bangladesh Premier League between 1 November 2016 and 6 December 2016.

All three defendants entered not guilty pleas to the charges at Manchester Crown Court on Monday.

A trial will take place at the same court on 2 December. All three men have been granted unconditional bail and told to attend a pre-trial review hearing on September 6.