D-Day for “Paki” Trios facing conviction

You can’t spend more than 20 years in journalism without seeing the inside of a court room. I’m no battle veteran, perhaps a Corporal with a few campaigns under his belt, but to continue the military analogy, this was a proper bombardment to surprise a Brigadier or two. Mitigation hearings surely don’t come more dramatic.

. . . → Read More: D-Day for “Paki” Trios facing conviction

Guilty Cricketers beg For Mercy

 Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir all offered closing submissions via their lawyers on the 21st day of the spot-fixing trial in London on Wednesday, as all three hope and pray that the judge will spare them a jail sentence.

It was perhaps the most explosive day yet in the trial that has spanned . . . → Read More: Guilty Cricketers beg For Mercy

Salman Butt and Muhammad Asif convicted in spot fixing trial

LONDON: Pakistan cricketers Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif were found guilty on Tuesday of fixing part of a test match against England last year.       

Former captain Butt and opening bowler Asif were convicted of conspiracy to cheat at London’s Southwark Crown Court, the Press Association reported.

. . . → Read More: Salman Butt and Muhammad Asif convicted in spot fixing trial

Butt, Amir and Asif to appear in court today

Banned Pakistani cricketers Salman Butt, Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif will go on trial in the spot-fixing case in London on Tuesday.

According to reports, Butt, Amir and Asif are due to appear at Southwark Crown Court charged with conspiracy to obtain and accept corrupt payments, and conspiracy to cheat.

. . . → Read More: Butt, Amir and Asif to appear in court today

Salman Butt to miss corruption charges hearing

Salman Butt, the former Pakistan captain, will not appear at the Southwark Crown Court in London on Friday as the hearing into corruption charges against three Pakistani players and the player agent Mazhar Majeed gets underway. As of Wednesday it is unclear whether another player, Mohammad Amir, will appear as he waits on a United Kingdom . . . → Read More: Salman Butt to miss corruption charges hearing

Too Little Too Late?

PCB launches anti-corruption programme

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has launched a programme to educate cricketers and officials on how to avoid corruption and be on their best behaviour in the sport.

. . . → Read More: Too Little Too Late?