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Wednesday, April 22, 2015, Baishakh 9, 1422 BS, Rajab 2, 1436 Hijr

Butt to appear before ICC corruption unit
Published : Wednesday, 22 April, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM,  View Count : 12

Karachi, April 21: Disgraced former Pakistan Test captain Salman Butt said Tuesday he was due to appear before the anti-corruption unit of the game's governing body to try to have his spot-fixing ban relaxed.
The 32-year-old opener was banned for ten years with five suspended conditionally along with Mohammad Asif (seven years with two suspended) and Mohammad Aamer (five years) in a spot-fixing case in England in 2010.
The trio and their agent Mazhar Majeed were also jailed in Britain for receiving money in return for arranging deliberate no-balls during the Lord's Test against England.
The deal was struck by an undercover reporter of the now defunct tabloid News of the World in a sting operation which shook the cricket world.
In January this year Aamer was allowed to play domestic cricket in Pakistan after the International Cricket Council (ICC) revised its anti-corruption code allowing banned players to make an early return to domestic cricket a few months before their bans expire.    AFP

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