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'Spot-fixing' cricketers' families speak out

Three Pakistan cricketers have been jailed for their part in a "spot-fixing" scam following the verdict of a corruption trial in London.

Former captain Salman Butt, 27, and fast bowler Mohammad Asif, 28, were found guilty on Tuesday of conspiracy to cheat and conspiracy to accept corrupt payments. Another bowler, Mohammad Amir, admitted the charges before the trial.

They plotted to deliberately bowl no-balls during a Lord's Test match against England last summer.

On Thursday, Mr Justice Cooke sentenced Butt to 30 months , Asif to 12 months and Amir to six months imprisonment.

Aleem Maqbool reports from Lahore.

  • 03 Nov 2011
  • From the section Asia
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