SALMAN BUTT

  • PCB seeks review of Mohammad Amir ban, shoots letter to ICC 2 days ago

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Banned Salman Butt and Mohd Asif should learn CAS verdict in April March 7, 2013

    Lausanne: Disgraced former Pakistan captain Salman Butt and fast bowler Mohammad Asif should learn in April whether the Court of Arbitration for Sport has overturned their bans for spot-fixing. A spokesman for the Swiss-based court told AFP on Thursday that the results of the two ex-players' hearings, held at the start...
  • Top official resigns after PSL postponement February 16, 2013

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board's Super League Twenty20 seems to be falling apart even before it has started with a top official associated with the League having resigned indicating a lack of consensus over the decision to postpone the event. According to sources in the board, Khurrum Malik, who was...
  • 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...
  • Butt, Asif leave for Switzerland to fight their ICC bans February 5, 2013

    Karachi: Pakistan cricketers Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif left for Switzerland Tuesday to fight to overturn bans imposed two years ago for spotfixing. Captain Butt and fast bowlers Asif and Mohammad Aamer were banned by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for contriving to bowl deliberate noballs during the Lord's Test...
  • 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...
  • Afridi hits out at Butt for criticising WT20 show October 20, 2012

    Karachi: Pakistan's flamboyant allrounder Shahid Afridi has hit out at disgraced former captain Salman Butt for criticising his performance in the World Twenty20 in a TV show, saying that a player who "tainted the name of the country" should not have been hired as an expert. "I think the media should...
  • Amir, Butt turn TV pundits for World T20 September 18, 2012

    Karachi: Shamed Pakistan cricket stars Salman Butt and Mohammad Amir, both serving long bans for spotfixing, have turned television pundits for the World Twenty20 tournament which starts Tuesday. Both have been banned from cricket for at least five years by the sport's governing body for their role in arranging deliberate noballs...
  • 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'...