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Butt, Asif found guilty of spot-fixing

Butt, Asif found guilty of spot-fixing
AFP
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First Published: Tue, Nov 01 2011. 06 14 PM IST

Salman Butt(L) and Mohammad Asif at the Southwark court in London, on 1 November 2011. AP
Salman Butt(L) and Mohammad Asif at the Southwark court in London, on 1 November 2011. AP
Updated: Tue, Nov 01 2011. 06 14 PM IST
London: Former Pakistan Test captain Salman Butt and fast bowler Mohammad Asif were found guilty on Tuesday of involvement in a spot-fixing betting scam during a match against England in 2010.
Salman Butt(L) and Mohammad Asif at the Southwark court in London, on 1 November 2011. AP
At Southwark Crown Court in London, Butt, 27, was found guilty of conspiracy to obtain and accept corrupt payments and conspiracy to cheat at gambling.
Asif, 28, was found guilty on the second count but the jury have not yet reached a decision on whether he is guilty of conspiracy to obtain and accept corrupt payments.
Both had pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Prosecutors alleged that the pair conspired with British agent Mazher Majeed and bowler Mohammad Aamer to deliver three intentional no-balls during the Lord’s Test between Pakistan and England in August 2010.
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First Published: Tue, Nov 01 2011. 06 14 PM IST