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  • Banned players must be allowed to make a comeback: Salman Butt 12 hours 31 minutes ago

    Pakistan's banned former captain Salman Butt has said that those players who have been banned for spot fixing, have a right to try and make a comeback to international cricket once they complete their suspension period. "I know some people, including former players have said (Mohammad) Amir shouldn't be allowed to...
  • Pakistan cricket chief denies Mohammad Amir fast-tracked 13 hours 53 minutes ago

    Karachi: Pakistan's cricket chief Saturday denied that Mohammad Amir is being fast-tracked back into international cricket after a five-year ban, saying he will be monitored "on and off the field" before his re-entry. The 22-year-old was on Thursday cleared to play in domestic cricket by the sport's top governing body, bringing...
  • Evidence prompts rethink in Pakistan cricketers' case: report January 17, 2015

    London: Prosecutors are re-examining the criminal convictions of three Pakistan players jailed in 2011 over spot-fixing allegations, according to a report in Britain's The Guardian newspaper. The Guardian said the convictions in a London court of then Pakistan captain Salman Butt, paceman Mohammad Asif and swing bowler Mohammad Amir, were among...
  • PCB seeks review of Mohammad Amir ban, shoots letter to ICC November 19, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has officially sent a letter to its international counterpart asking them to review the ban on Mohammad Amir in light of the revision in the anti-corruption code of the world body. A PCB official confirmed PTI on Wednesday that the letter had been dispatched to...
  • Pakistan to appeal for Mohammad Amir but not for Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif November 13, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will seek relaxation for fast bowler Mohammad Amir under the revised anti-corruption code of the International Cricket Council (ICC) but has ruled out appealing for Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif. PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan said the board wile file an appeal with the ICC within...
  • Salman Butt begs for Pakistan Cricket Board help to end ban November 12, 2014

    Lahore: Pakistan's disgraced former captain Salman Butt said on Tuesday he expected his country's cricket board to help him get an early end to his ban for spot-fixing. Butt was banned in September 2010 for a minimum of five years by the International Cricket Council (ICC) and jailed in Britain...
  • Pakistan to apply for Mohammad Amir's clearance next week November 11, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Pakistan's cricket chief on Tuesday said that an appeal will be lodged with the anti-corruption unit to clear the way for seamer Mohammad Amir to play domestic matches before his five-year ban expires. The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday revised its anti-corruption code which means that banned players...
  • Salman Butt hopes for comeback after ICC revises anti-corruption code November 10, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's banned former Test captain Salman Butt has not given up hopes of a comeback to cricket after the ICC revised its anti-corruption code and left the responsibility of pleading cases for banned players to the home Boards. "I am sure Pakistan Cricket Board will deal with our cases in...
  • ICC approves revised anti-corruption code November 10, 2014

    Dubai: The International Cricket Council approved its revised anti-corruption code on Monday but left it up to home boards to allow banned players to return early to domestic competition. For a player to return to domestic competition before the expiry of his ban would need the agreement of the chairman of...
  • Afridi shouldn't be in team, says former PCB chairman October 17, 2014

    Karachi: Former chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board Ejaz Butt doesn't appear to have forgotten his three-year-old dispute with flamboyant allrounder Shahid Afridi as he said that the former captain didn't deserve to be in the national team. After an impromptu meeting with the serving chairman, Shaharyar Khan at the Gaddafi...
  • Banned Butt, Asif could face problems convincing ICC August 27, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's banned cricketers Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif could face problems convincing the ICC to put aside their suspension periods when they complete their fiveyear ban term in August 2015. Reliable sources in the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have told PTI that while the board was preparing to make a...
  • Government appoints retired judge as PCB chairman July 10, 2014

    Islamabad: The Pakistan government has appointed a retired judge as interim chairman of the country's cricket board to oversee fresh elections for chairman. Attorney General Salman Aslam Butt told the Supreme Court on Thursday that Jamshed Ali will conduct the election within a month under the new constitution of the PCB. Butt...
  • 'Class of 92' reunited to stabilize Manchester United April 24, 2014

    Manchester United have brought the "Class of 92" back together. Renowned graduates of United's most successful youth team have been put in control of a team in turmoil following the abrupt dismissal of David Moyes. A notable absentee is David Beckham, who has never expressed a desire for team management. If there's...
  • 'Tarnished' ex-pros made Latif snub Pakistan job April 15, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif said on Tuesday that he turned down the job of national chief selector because he could not work with ex-players tainted by corruption. The 45-year-old, who famously blew the whistle on match-fixing in 1994 and 1995, last week refused to take up the chief selector's...
  • Salman Butt wants PCB to treat banned players equally April 12, 2014

    Islamabad: Former captain Salman Butt asked the Pakistan Cricket Board on Saturday to treat banned players equally in their bid to resume domestic and international careers. Butt and team-mates Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif were jailed and banned for a minimum of five years in 2010 by the International Cricket Council...
  • Manchester United greats agree deal to buy lowly Salford City March 28, 2014

    Manchester: Manchester United's Ryan Giggs and team mates from the famous 'Class of 92' have agreed a deal to buy Salford City who play in the muddy and unglamorous world of English soccer's eighth tier. Giggs, along with Paul Scholes, Gary Neville, Phil Neville and Nicky Butt, will complete the deal...
  • Mohammad Amir unlikely to get reprieve before World Cup 2015 March 22, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's banned left-arm pacer Mohammad Amir is unlikely to get a reprieve from the ICC before the 2015 World Cup, a senior official of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said. "The ICC has indicated that even if there is some relaxation given to Amir in his five year ban, it...
  • PCB distances itself from Ijaz Butt's 'sons of pigs' remark February 18, 2014

    The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) moved quickly on Tuesday to distance itself from a "sons of pigs" reference to India, England and Australia made by former chairman Ijaz Butt. Butt, head of the PCB between 200811, made the comment as he came out of the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore after a...
  • Pakistan spotfixing trio dream of comebacks February 5, 2014

    Lahore: Pakistans talented but tainted trio of Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir on Wednesday vowed to return to international cricket, three years to the day after they were banned for spotfixing. On February 5, 2011 an anticorruption tribunal of the International Cricket Council (ICC) banned the three players for...
  • Pakistan unlikely to send players for 2014 HIL September 2, 2013

    Ipoh: Pakistan did not play in the inaugural Hockey India League and it is extremely unlikely that they will also feature in the next year's event as Pakistan Hockey Federation is reluctant to send its players to India because of the current tension prevailing between the two nations. PHF secretary Asif...
  • Butt meets PCB to get his spot-fixing ban reduced August 28, 2013

    Karachi: Disgraced former Pakistan captain Salman Butt has met with the anti-corruption and vigilance unit of the national cricket board (PCB) in a bid to get his minimum five-year ban reduced. "I met with the anti-corruption and vigilance officers of the board today and assured them of my full cooperation in...
  • Banned Mohammad Asif starts talking to Pakistan board August 19, 2013

    Lahore: Banned Pakistan paceman Mohammad Asif on Monday spoke for the first time to the anticorruption and vigilance wing of the cricket board as an initial step towards reviving his career. The 30yearold was banned for seven years, two of them suspended, after being found guilty of spot fixing at...
  • Pakistan surprised at Butt's late spotfixing admission June 29, 2013

    Karachi: The Pakistan cricket community was left perplexed on Friday after former captain Salman Butt, who is serving a ban for involvement in spotfixing, for the first time admitted to his part in corruption. The cricket community was left wondering as to why it had taken Butt more than two...
  • Salman Butt admits to spotfixing, apologises to nation June 28, 2013

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt for the first time has publicly admitted that he indulged in spotfixing during the Test series against England back in 2010 and has aplogised to his fans for his act. Butt along with Mohammed Asif and Mohammed Amir were banned by the ICC after it...
  • Timeline: When corruption brought cricket into disrepute May 16, 2013

    Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt and fast bowler Mohammad Asif, who lost their appeal at the Court of Abritration for Sport against spotfixing bans, were the first players with teammate Mohammad Amir to be punished by the International Cricket Council (ICC). Players implicated in corruption cases: Life bans May 2000: Former Pakistan captain...
  • England tour 'very sensitive' : Naveed Cheema May 14, 2013

    Islamabad: Returning to England for the Champions Trophy will be "very sensitive" for the Pakistan's players following the spotfixing scandal three years ago, team manager Naveed Akram Cheema said Monday, urging his squad to just focus on the eightteam competition. Cheema took over as manager in 2010, soon after three Pakistan...
  • Pakistanborn Sikander Raza Butt debuts for Zimbabwe May 3, 2013

    Bulawayo: Zimbabwe won the toss and elected to bowl in the first of three oneday internationals against Bangladesh, as both sides handed out debuts in Bulawayo.While Bangladesh's new ODI cap was no surprise, with seamer Robiul Islam picked on the back of his 15 wickets in the twoTest series, Zimbabwe's...
  • Salman Butt agrees to undergo rehabilitation April 24, 2013

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt has agreed to undergo rehabilitation while serving his ban for spotfixing because he wants to resume his cricketing career once the suspension ends. The 28yearold was banned for 10 years, with five of those suspended, by an International Cricket Council (ICC) tribunal in 2011 after...
  • Pakistan association bans international players April 19, 2013

    Karachi: Karachi cricket chiefs on Friday banned three international players, Sohail Khan, Fawad Alam and Khalid Latif, for lack of discipline during a domestic Twenty20 tournament. Sohail, 29, is banned from playing for Karachi in any domestic match, and Alam and Latif for playing in Twenty20s. All three bans are...
  • How Salman Butt has fallen from grace April 18, 2013

    Karachi: Salman Butt, who on Wednesday lost his appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport against a spotfixing ban, was once touted as a prospect to lead Pakistan for years to come. The stylish opener was handed the captaincy after Shahid Afridi quit following a onesided defeat against Australia at...