Pakistan’s match-fixing scandal

Pakistan’s cricket match-fixing corruption scandal which resulted in former test captain Salman Butt and pace bowler Mohammad Asif being found guilty of corruption in a British criminal court on Tuesday.

While, Mohammad Amir was also pleaded guilty before the start of the trial on August 29 2010—Police confiscated the trio’s mobile phones after accusations in The News of the World that they had arranged for deliberate no-balls to be bowled in the fourth test against England at Lord’s with Amir and are reviewing their position with the board.

Sept. 2 – Saeed tells reporters before a warmup match against Somerset at Taunton that Butt, Amir and Asif will take no further part in the tour. The decision is welcomed by England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) chairman Giles Clarke. The three players attend a meeting at the Pakistan High Commission in London.

High Commissioner Wajid Shamsul Hasan tells reporters the trio had maintained their innocence but had asked the PCB to pull them out of the remainder of the tour because of the “mental torture” they had undergone.

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