Pakistan Match Fixing

  • Banned Pak trio to stand trial in Britain March 17, 2011

    London: Pakistan cricketers Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir were ordered to stand trial in a British court on Thursday over spot-fixing allegations that cast a shadow over the integrity of the sport. The trio, along with their agent Mazhar Majeed, appeared in the dock at Westminster Magistrates Court for...
  • Pak trio prepare for court appearance March 15, 2011

    Karachi: Banned Pakistani cricketers Salman Butt and Muhammad Aamir are leaving for London for their first appearance before a magistrate's court there on Thursday to face corruption charges in connection with the spot-fixing scandal last year. Butt will leave for London later this afternoon while Aamir will do so tomorrow after...
  • Asif joins Butt, Amir to appeal against ban March 2, 2011

    Mumbai: Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Asif has joined Salman Butt and Mohammad Amir in filing an appeal against his ban with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Switzerland. Butt and Amir filed appeals last week but at the time it was unclear whether Asif planned to follow suit after...
  • Haider claims big names involved in fixing February 14, 2011

    Karachi: Claiming that there are some very big names involved in the match-fixing racket, Pakistan's runaway wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider said banning the three Pakistani players, Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir for spot-fixing is just the tip of the iceberg. "There are some very big names involved in these illegal...
  • Spot-fixing ban to be discussed at ICC meet February 13, 2011

    Dubai: The ban imposed on three Pakistani cricketers for spot-fixing and final evaluation on the readiness of the three host nations for the Cricket World Cup will be on the top of agenda when the ICC Executive Board meets here on February 15-16. The ICC Executive Board will be briefed on...
  • Spot-fixing: Eng players to be re-interviewed February 13, 2011

    London: England's Test cricketers may be re-interviewed by the police as the Crown Prosecution Services prepares its case against the three Pakistan players banned for spot-fixing by the ICC early this month, according to a report. They could even be asked to appear as witnesses to events on the field, and...
  • Did no file report on Amir's behalf: PCB February 13, 2011

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has dismissed reports that it had filed any appeal on behalf of banned Pakistani pacer Mohammad Amir with the International Cricket Council. "We have filed no formal appeal as such. Yes we have written to the ICC about the case in light of the observations...
  • 'ICC must act against Butt's media role' February 12, 2011

    Birmingham: Former International Cricket Council president Ehsan Mani has branded the governing body "weak" for not doing more to prevent disgraced Pakistan batsman Salman Butt from taking up a World Cup media role. Although the ICC is powerless to prevent a private Pakistan TV channel from hiring Butt, who was banned...
  • ICC right in banning trio: Haider February 12, 2011

    Karachi: Zulqarnain Haider, Pakistan's runaway wicketkeeper, insists that the punishment handed to three of his former mates for 'spot fixing' is just the start of cricket's clean up. Haider, who is seeking asylum in Britain after claiming that match-fixers were after his life, believes corruption is still prevalent in international cricket. Earlier...
  • Spot-fixing findings not for UK trial February 10, 2011

    London: Cricket's governing body on Wednesday released its findings from a corruption investigation which resulted in three Pakistan players being banned at the weekend for five years. The document detailing an independent tribunal's deliberations was not available in Britain because of forthcoming criminal charges faced there by former captain Salmon Butt...
  • Expose people behind betting: Miandad to trio February 9, 2011

    Karachi: Former Pakistan Test captain Javed Miandad urged the banned trio of Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir to expose the people involved in illegal betting and corruption in international cricket. Miandad, who is the director-general cricket in the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), said he felt saddened by the damage...
  • Butt ready to face criminal proceedings February 8, 2011

    Karachi: Disgraced cricketer Salman Butt has said he does not intend to run away from the criminal charges levelled against him by the London Police and would challenge the 10-year ban impose on him for spot-fixing charges in the higher courts. The Pakistani cricketer said it is wrong to say that...
  • Pakistan cricket greats call for reform February 7, 2011

    Karachi: Pakistan cricket faces an abysmal future unless it cleans up the game and institutes sweeping reforms after three key players were banned on corruption charges, former players and commentators said on Monday. Former Test captain Salman Butt was banned for 10 years, with five years suspended, bowler Mohammad Asif for...
  • Amir, Butt stay defiant despite ban February 7, 2011

    Pakistan players Mohammad Amir and Salman Butt, banned by the ICC for spot fixing, may challenge the decision. ...
  • Difficult for trio to avoid stigma: Akram February 6, 2011

    Karachi: Former Pakistan fast bowling great Wasim Akram on Sunday said it would be very hard for the three banned players -- Salman Butt, Mohammad Amir and Mohammed Asif -- to get rid of the stigma associated with the bans imposed on them for spot-fixing. "I do feel sorry for the...
  • Imran 'genuinely upset' at trio's bans February 9, 2011

    Karachi: Legendary all-rounder Imran Khan on Sunday said he felt "genuinely upset" at the lengthy bans given to three Pakistani cricketers for spot-fixing, but said punishments were necessary for the sake of the game in Pakistan. An International Cricket Council (ICC) tribunal on Saturday banned former Pakistan captain Salman Butt for...
  • Strauss welcomes Pakistan trio bans February 6, 2011

    Perth: England cricket captain Andrew Strauss on Sunday welcomed lengthy bans handed down to three Pakistan players by an anti-corruption tribunal. The International Cricket Council (ICC) banned former Pakistan captain Salman Butt for 10 years, seamer Mohammad Asif for seven years and emerging fast bowler Mohammad Amir for five years on...
  • PCB to seek details of ICC's decision on trio February 6, 2011

    Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board will soon seek full details of the judgment passed by the ICC anti-corruption tribunal against banned trio of Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir for their involvement in the spot-fixing scandal. Sources in the board told PTI that PCB itself was now interested in obtaining details...
  • Pak minister urges ICC to review Amir ban February 6, 2011

    Karachi: Pakistan Sports Minister Ajaz Jakhrani on Sunday urged the International Cricket Council (ICC) to review the five-year ban imposed on the young pace bowler Mohammed Amir. Jakhrani said he was surprised by the lengthy ban on Amir because of his young age. "We think the ICC must review the ban on...
  • Trio banned on solid evidence: Lorgat February 6, 2011

    Doha: The International Cricket Council's chief executive Haroon Lorgat on Sunday said three Pakistan players -- Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir -- were banned on solid proof of corruption. "We are satisfied at the tribunal's decision, which was taken on solid evidence and we hope with this decision the...
  • Spot fixing: Tainted trio handed lengthy bans February 7, 2011

    Salman Butt (10 years), Mohammad Asif (7 years) and Mohammad Amir (5 years) were banned for their involvement in spot-fixing. ...
  • Salman Butt hopes for shorter ban February 6, 2011

    Lahore: Former Pakistan cricket captain Salman Butt said on Sunday said he was "disappointed" by a 10-year ban imposed on him by an anti-corruption tribunal and would seek a reduced penalty. Butt was banned for 10 years, with five suspended, by an International Cricket Council (ICC) tribunal in Doha, Qatar, on...
  • Bans damaging for Pak cricket: former players February 6, 2011

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram admitted that the lengthy bans handed out to Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamer for corruption on Saturday represented a new low for the besieged sport in the country. "I feel sad for all three of these kids, two just over 20 and one...
  • Mohammad Amir to contest ICC ban February 6, 2011

    Karachi: Pakistan's left-arm pace bowler Mohammad Amir, who was banned for five years by the ICC anti-corruption tribunal on spot-fixing charges, has vowed to contest and appeal the ban in the international court of arbitration for sports in Switzerland. "This is too harsh a decision for charges that I bowled two...
  • Pak Minister backs ban on tainted trio February 5, 2011

    Pakistan Sports Minister Ijaz Hussain Jakhrani on Saturday welcomed the ban saying that this will be a lesson for the other players. ...
  • Spot-fixing verdict: who said what February 5, 2011

    New Delhi: The ICC on Saturday banned the tainted Pakistan trio of Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir, proving that three of them were involved in spot-fixing in the Lords Test on Pakistan's tour of England in 2010. Expectedly, the decision invited strong reactions from the cricket fraternity that supported...
  • Spot-fixing: ICC bans tainted Pakistan trio February 6, 2011

    Karachi: Pakistan's former Test captain Salman Butt and pace sensation Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif were on Saturday handed out lengthy bans by the ICC tribunal headed by Michael Beloff on charges of spot-fixing and violating the ICC's Anti-Corruption Code of Conduct clauses. Butt has been banned for 10 years (five...
  • Pak trio wants ICC to delay verdict: report February 5, 2011

    New Delhi: The three Pakistani cricketers who allegedly accepted cash in return for deliberate no-balls during last summer's Lord's Test match against England have asked the International Cricket Council to adjourn the decision on whether they are to face sanctions, BBC reported on Saturday. The ICC is set to announce...
  • Pak shocked after UK Police charges trio February 4, 2011

    Karachi: Tainted trio of Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir sent more shock-waves to cricket community in Pakistan after Britain's Crown Prosecution Service decided to charge the already suspended players of taking bribes and defraud during the England tour last year. The news from London came hours after the Pakistan...
  • We are prepared for the worst: Butt, Amir February 4, 2011

    Karachi: Pakistan's suspended Test captain Salman Butt and pacer Mohammad Amir are "prepared for the worst" when the ICC's anti-corruption tribunal announces a decision on the spot-fixing allegations against them and Mohammad Asif on Saturday. The two players, who left for Doha for the verdict, told the media they knew the...