Pakistan cricketers: Jail for spot fixers Butt, Asif and ...

Pakistan cricketers: Jail for spot fixers Butt, Asif and Amir

Tags: Spot-fixing, Pakistan, Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif, Mohammad Amir Khan

Published on: Nov 04, 2011

Pakistan cricketer Salman Butt has been jailed for two and a half years and his team-mate Mohammad Asif for one year, while young Mohammad Amir will be detained for six months

Pakistan cricketer Salman Butt has been jailed for two and a half years and his team-mate Mohammad Asif for one year, while young Mohammad Amir will be detained for six months for their role in a conspiracy to cheat and to obtain and accept corrupt payments related to the Lord's Test against England in August 2010.

Bringing to an end a trial that has spanned nearly five weeks, Judge Jeremy Cooke - who convicted the three Pakistan cricketers and their agent MazharMajeed for spot-fixing - announced the sentences in front of a packed courtroom at Southwark Crown Court.

Justice Cooke had originally sentenced Amir, 19, to 6 months' imprisonment but had to revise the term to 6 months of detainment at a juvenile offenders' institution.

Amir later appealed for bail, but it was refused. Meanwhile, he awaits appeal against the sentence. He will be going to Feltham Young Offenders Institute.

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