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November 11, 2011
News : Butt and Amir have appeals dismissed
News : Salman Butt appeals against spot-fixing sentence
News : Asif likely to appeal verdict
News : Butt gets 2 years 6 months in jail, Asif gets 1 year, Amir six months
Players/Officials: Mohammad Amir
Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir has been given permission by a London court to appeal his six-month sentence in the spot-fixing trial. The 19-year-old left-arm fast bowler was not sent to jail, but to a young offenders' detention centre.
A judge at the Court of Appeal refused Amir bail but granted him permission to appeal his sentence. Judge Kathryn Thirlwall, at the Court of Appeal, said any appeal should be heard by November 29.
On November 3, the Southwark Crown Court handed out jail terms to two other players and their agent, who were found guilty in the spot-fixing case. Salman Butt, the former Pakistan captain, was sentenced to two years and six months, while Mohammad Asif got a one-year jail sentence. Mazhar Majeed, the players' agent, was sentenced to two years and eight months in prison.
Butt has already filed an appeal against his sentence. Asif on the other hand is considering appealing his conviction.
Amir and Asif were found guilty for agreeing to bowl no-balls at prearranged times during the Lord's Test last August. Earlier this year, the ICC banned all three players for at least five years for their roles in the tainted Lord's Test.
Majeed was filmed accepting £150,000 from a reporter of the now defunct News of the World tabloid to arrange the spot-fixing.
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