Mohammad Asif

  • '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...
  • 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...
  • Pakistan spot-fixing trio dream of comebacks February 5, 2014

    Lahore: Pakistan`s 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 spot-fixing. On February 5, 2011 an anti-corruption tribunal of the International Cricket Council (ICC) banned the three players for...
  • Asif submits written apology to PCB, agrees to cooperate August 20, 2013

    Karachi: Disgraced Pakistan pacer Mohammad Asif took a step further towards his rehabilitation when he submitted a written apology to the Cricket Board (PCB) and also agreed to cooperate with authorities on the spot-fixing issue. The 30-year old fast bowler, who is serving a seven year ban (two of them suspended)...
  • Mohammad Asif agrees to give details of spot-fixing August 20, 2013

    Banned Pakistan pace bowler Mohammad Asif has agreed to reveal details of spot-fixing to the Anti-Corruption and Security Unit of the International Cricket Council (ICC). Asif, 30, who finally admitted last week to his involvement in spot-fixing during the 2010 Lord's test against England, submitted an apology and agreed to cooperate...
  • 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 anti-corruption and vigilance wing of the cricket board as an initial step towards reviving his career. The 30-year-old was banned for seven years, two of them suspended, after being found guilty of spot fixing at...
  • Bilateral ties with India will improve Pakistan cricket: Mohd Asif August 18, 2013

    Karachi: Disgraced pacer Mohammad Asif has said it is very important for the PCB to have bilateral cricketing ties with India as it could generate revenues that would help improve Pakistan cricket. "India now gives 70 per cent of the revenue generated by the ICC and once we have bilateral ties...
  • Apologetic Asif confesses to spot-fixing August 14, 2013

    Karachi: Tainted Pakistani fast bowler Mohammad Asif on Wednesday apologised for his role in the 2010 spot-fixing scandal, admitting his guilt for the first time and accepting a five-year ban. The 30-year-old is the last of three players to come out with a confession, after team-mates Salman Butt and Mohammad Amir...
  • Mohammad Asif admits to spot-fixing: Report July 25, 2013

    Karachi: Following the footsteps of his fellow banned teammates, Pakistan pace bowler Mohammad Asif has also admitted to spot fixing during a meeting with Subhan Ahmad, the Chief Operating Officer of the Pakistan Cricket Board in Lahore. A top source in the PCB told PTI that Asif met Ahmad and confessed...
  • Salman Butt admits to spot-fixing, apologises to nation June 29, 2013

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt for the first time has publicly admitted that he indulged in spot-fixing 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...
  • Banned Pakistan bowler Asif robbed in Lahore June 26, 2013

    Karachi: Banned Pakistan pace bowler Mohammad Asif was robbed of cash and valuables at gunpoint in Lahore on Wednesday. Asif, who was given a seven-year ban - with two of them suspended - by the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 2011 for spot-fixing, said the incident took place near Lahore airport...
  • Pak bowler Asif loses appeal against spot-fixing conviction June 12, 2013

    London: Pakistan bowler Mohammad Asif has lost an appeal against his conviction for spot-fixing. The Court of Appeal in London said on Wednesday there weren't "any grounds, arguable or otherwise, for attacking the safety of the convictions of this applicant." Asif served half of a 12-month sentence for his involvement in...
  • 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 spot-fixing bans, were the first players with team-mate 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 spot-fixing scandal three years ago, team manager Naveed Akram Cheema said Monday, urging his squad to just focus on the eight-team competition. Cheema took over as manager in 2010, soon after three Pakistan...
  • 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 spot-fixing 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 one-sided defeat against Australia at...
  • ICC welcomes CAS decision to dismiss Butt and Asif's appeals April 17, 2013

    Dubai: The International Cricket Council on Wednesday welcomed the decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport to dismiss the appeals by disgraced Pakistani players Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif against the bans imposed on them in 2011 by the ICC on spot-fixing charges. ICC Chief Executive David Richardson said the...
  • CAS starts hearing on Asif spot-fixing ban February 7, 2013

    Lausanne: The Court of Arbitration for Sport on Thursday kicked off an appeal hearing where Pakistan cricketer Mohammad Asif hopes to overturn a ban imposed for spot-fixing. Matthieu Reeb, head of the Swiss-based tribunal, said the hearing was due to end at 6:00 pm local time, and that fast bowler...
  • Salman Butt aims for revival of his cricket career February 7, 2013

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt on Thursday pleaded for a revival of his cricket career, frozen by a long ban for spot-fixing in the infamous Lord's Test against England in 2010. The 28-year-old was banned for 10 years, with the possibility of five suspended, for his role in arranging...
  • Pakistan introduces in-competition dope tests December 1, 2012

    Karachi: Pakistan will introduce drug testing in its domestic Twenty20 tournament that begins Saturday in accordance with rules from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), its cricket board has announced. Pakistan has been embarrassed internationally by doping offences with frontline speedstar Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif failing tests in 2006. Akhtar was...
  • Asif waits for justice from CAS October 29, 2012

    Lahore: Pakistan's disgraced pace bowler Mohammad Asif on Monday said he expects to get justice when his appeal against the ICC ban is heard by the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) in Geneva in February next year. Asif said he was a victim of bias of the PCB and the...
  • Amir eyes 2015 return to international cricket September 5, 2012

    Karachi: Pakistan's banned pacer Mohammad Amir is hoping to be allowed back in international cricket in 2015, when he would complete a minimum five-year ban for his role in the 2010 spot-fixing scandal that shook the game. The 20-year old, appearing in his first television interview on the 'Geo Super channel'...
  • We have nothing to do with Asif's appeal: PCB August 30, 2012

    Lahore: The PCB on Thursday declined to react on the decision by banned Pakistani pacer Mohammed Asif to pursue his appeal in the International Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) in Switzerland. "He is fighting his own case and we have nothing to do with it," a PCB official said when...
  • Afridi conspired for captaincy: Butt August 22, 2012

    Lahore: Banned former Test captain, Salman Butt has accused former team-mate Shahid Afridi of giving a statement against him in the spot-fixing case to get over the shock of losing his captaincy. Butt told the media in his hometown here during the Eid holidays that Afridi had given a statement against...
  • Why the corrupt haunt Pakistan cricket July 4, 2012

    Karachi: When Pakistan's leg-spinner Danish Kaneria was banned for life for fixing, many were baffled as to why Pakistanis were so talented at cricket yet so susceptible to the lure of corruption. It was another jolt with the country still reeling from the devastating 2010 spot-fixing scandal at Lords, which ended...
  • Salman Butt released from jail June 21, 2012

    London: The former Pakistan captain Salman Butt has been released from prison a mere seven months into his 30-month sentence, his lawyers have confirmed. In November 2011, Butt and his team-mates Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir were jailed at Southwark Crown Court for their roles in the plot to bowl...
  • Not seeking political asylum in UK: Asif June 6, 2012

    Karachi: Mohammad Asif, who served a jail sentence after being found guilty of spot-fixing, has dismissed speculation that he intended to apply for political asylum in the United Kingdom. "I am training hard and regularly to keep myself fit and I am also preparing to file appeals against my convictions...
  • Pak navy inaugurates Strategic Force headquarters May 20, 2012

    Islamabad: The Pakistan Navy on Saturday completed the establishment of a new Naval Strategic Force Command, described by the military as the custodian of the country's nuclear second strike capability. Naval Strategic Force Command headquarters was inaugurated by naval Chief Admiral Mohammad Asif Sandila. The event was attended by Strategic...
  • Butt is lonely and depressed, says Asif May 6, 2012

    Karachi: Banned Pakistan pacer Mohammad Asif, who was released from jail last week, has described his former roommate Salman Butt as a "lonely and depressed man" anxiously waiting to be released from prison after completing his 30-month sentence for spot-fixing. "Salman and I were sharing the same room for three...
  • Spot-fixing a closed chapter of my life: Asif May 4, 2012

    Karachi: Banned Pakistan pacer Mohammed Asif believes that with the completion of his jail sentence for spot-fixing, one of the most difficult phases of his life has hopefully come to an end. "I was punished and I have served my time and now this chapter is closed for me," Asif...