TagMohammad Amir

Behind Bars: Butt, Asif and Amir sent to prison

Go straight to jail, do not pass ‘Go’, do not collect your corrupt ill gotten gains. That was the message Mr Justice Cooke delivered at Southwark Crown Court this morning. It was the verdict that most people who care about cricket wanted. Whether the sentences are long enough is another matter – we’re undecided to be honest – but the important thing is that the three Pakistani cricketers have been punished publically and decisively. As the ring leader in the affair, Salman Butt, who initially...

Liar, liar – Butt and Asif found guilty

The game is up. According to the jury in the spot-fixing trial, Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif were telling porkies when they denied any wrongdoing at Lord’s last year. They tried blaming it all on their teenage accomplice, Mohammad Amir, and at one point in the trial they even tried to pin it on each other (there’s nothing like trying to screw over your friends eh), but eventually their pleas fell on deaf ears. The judge will decide today whether they go to prison – the most likely eventuality...


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