Salman Butt

  • 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 five-year 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 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...
  • 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 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...
  • Pakistan surprised at Butt's late spot-fixing 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 spot-fixing, 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 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...
  • 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...
  • Salman Butt agrees to undergo rehabilitation April 25, 2013

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt has agreed to undergo rehabilitation while serving his ban for spot-fixing because he wants to resume his cricketing career once the suspension ends. The 28-year-old 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 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...
  • 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 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...
  • 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 spot-fixing. Captain Butt and fast bowlers Asif and Mohammad Aamer were banned by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for contriving to bowl deliberate no-balls 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 spot-fixing, 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 no-balls...
  • 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'...
  • 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...
  • Butt glad about revival of Indo-Pak ties July 18, 2012

    He would not be a part of it but Pakistan's disgraced former captain Salman Butt is delighted that bilateral cricket ties with India would be revived with the limited-overs series in December. Butt, who is serving a five-year ICC ban for spot-fixing and returned home recently after serving a jail sentence...
  • Kamran given final warning for conduct July 6, 2012

    Lahore: After being suspected of deliberately under-performing and having links with suspicious people, Pakistan's wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal has now also been given a final warning about his conduct in the dressing room. Well-placed sources in the Pakistan Cricket Board told PTI that when Kamran appeared before the integrity committee of the...
  • 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...
  • PCB to teach tainted players a lesson June 30, 2012

    Karachi: Legspinner Danish Kaneria's life-ban seems to have shut the door on other tainted Pakistani players who are eyeing a return to the game after the PCB has decided not to show leniency to any player found guilty of corruption. Kaneria has been banned for life by the England and...
  • PCB chief chucks Butt's innocence claims June 30, 2012

    Lahore: Pakistan cricket chief Zaka Ashraf on Saturday rejected spot-fixing convict Salman Butt's claims of innocence, saying the former captain was just expressing his personal views. The 27-year-old ex-Pakistan captain, found guilty in a spot-fixing scandal that rocked the sport, on Friday called for an open trial in his home country,...