MOHAMMAD ASIF

  • We should be allowed back, says Pakistan pacer Asif 4 days ago

    Karachi: Disgraced Pakistan pacer Mohammad Asif is anguished and disappointed that some former cricketers are against the idea of letting players banned for spot-fixing return to the game after being reformed and rehabilitated. Earlier this week a statement by former captain Rameez Raja set tongues wagging when he questioned the wisdom...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • ICC poised to clear way for Mohammad Amir's return November 9, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Pakistan seamer Mohammad Amir, banned and jailed for spot fixing in one of cricket's darkest episodes, is set to be handed a dramatic return to the sport. The International Cricket Council (ICC) is expected to revise its anti-corruption code at a two-day board meeting starting in Dubai on Sunday,...
  • 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...
  • '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 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...
  • 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 spotfixing issue. The 30year old fast bowler, who is serving a seven year ban (two of them suspended)...
  • Mohammad Asif agrees to give details of spotfixing August 20, 2013

    Banned Pakistan pace bowler Mohammad Asif has agreed to reveal details of spotfixing to the AntiCorruption and Security Unit of the International Cricket Council (ICC). Asif, 30, who finally admitted last week to his involvement in spotfixing 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 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...
  • 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 spotfixing August 14, 2013

    Karachi: Tainted Pakistani fast bowler Mohammad Asif on Wednesday apologised for his role in the 2010 spotfixing scandal, admitting his guilt for the first time and accepting a fiveyear ban. The 30yearold is the last of three players to come out with a confession, after teammates Salman Butt and Mohammad Amir...
  • Mohammad Asif admits to spotfixing: 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 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...
  • 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 sevenyear ban with two of them suspended by the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 2011 for spotfixing, said the incident took place near Lahore airport...
  • Pak bowler Asif loses appeal against spotfixing conviction June 12, 2013

    London: Pakistan bowler Mohammad Asif has lost an appeal against his conviction for spotfixing. 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 12month 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 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 spotfixing charges. ICC Chief Executive David Richardson said the...
  • CAS starts hearing on Asif spotfixing 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 spotfixing. Matthieu Reeb, head of the Swissbased 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 spotfixing in the infamous Lord's Test against England in 2010. The 28yearold was banned for 10 years, with the possibility of five suspended, for his role in arranging...
  • Pakistan introduces incompetition dope tests November 30, 2012

    Karachi: Pakistan will introduce drug testing in its domestic Twenty20 tournament that begins Saturday in accordance with rules from the World AntiDoping 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 fiveyear ban for his role in the 2010 spotfixing scandal that shook the game. The 20year 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 teammate Shahid Afridi of giving a statement against him in the spotfixing 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...