The Pakistan spot-fixing case

In September 2010 the ICC suspended three Pakistan players - Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Asif and Salman Butt - on allegations of what was later defined as spot-fixing. They were alleged to have carried out specific on-field actions, including bowling no-balls at pre-determined times, during the Lord's Test against England on the instance of a bookie. The three were later handed long bans by the ICC before the matter moved to the British Crown courts, where all three were convicted and sentenced to spells of detention.


Mohammad Amir's no-ball
Mohammad Amir's no-ball

A scandal nearly as large as the one that preceded it by a decade

'The dream is to come back and play for three to four years'
'The dream is to come back and play for three to four years'

Mohammad Asif is playing club cricket in Scandinavia as he strives for a Pakistan comeback and to rebuild his career in the wake of the spot-fixing scandal

PCB to tightly regulate Asif and Butt's return
PCB to tightly regulate Asif and Butt's return

The PCB is set to chalk out a rehabilitation programme for Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif, as part of their reintegration into the cricketing community

The Asif enigma
The Asif enigma

Unlike other Pakistani cricketers who have strayed, he has not been at pains to show penitence

Butt, Asif keen to return to cricket
Butt, Asif keen to return to cricket

Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif, who will find themselves free of ICC sanctions from September 2, are keen to play in the forthcoming Pakistan domestic season under the auspices of the Pakistan Cricket Board

Amir, Asif, Butt free to play all cricket from September 2
Amir, Asif, Butt free to play all cricket from September 2

The sanctions against Pakistan's Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Asif and Salman Butt will expire on September 1, the ICC has confirmed

Butt faces battle to reduce ban
Butt faces battle to reduce ban

A difference of opinion within the PCB could lead to Salman Butt failing to complete his rehabilitation programme by the September 1 deadline and thereby having to serve his full ten-year ban on account of his role in spot-fixing

I believe cricket suffered because of me - Amir
I believe cricket suffered because of me - Amir

Mohammad Amir, the Pakistan fast bowler, always believed his second chance in cricket would come and that he has what it takes to make a strong comeback

Amir allowed to return to Pakistan domestic cricket
Amir allowed to return to Pakistan domestic cricket

Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir has been allowed to return to domestic cricket under the auspices of the PCB with immediate effect

Amir set for return to cricket
Amir set for return to cricket

Mohammad Amir, the banned fast bowler, could start playing competitive cricket as early as next month, with the ICC is set to approve his reintegration following a revised anti-corruption code

Pakistan should not welcome Amir back
Pakistan should not welcome Amir back

The serene team culture cultivated by Misbah and his men shouldn't be allowed to be disrupted by a player with a tainted past

PCB urges Butt, Asif to come clean
PCB urges Butt, Asif to come clean

Shaharyar Khan, the PCB chairman, has urged banned cricketers Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif to come clean about their role in the 2010 spot-fixing controversy, to push their case for an early return to cricket

Players could return early from corruption bans
Players could return early from corruption bans

The ICC has approved changes to its anti-corruption code which will allow banned players to return to domestic cricket before the end of their penalty if they meet certain criteria

PCB to hold probe over cricketers playing with Kaneria
PCB to hold probe over cricketers playing with Kaneria

he Pakistan Cricket Board will conduct an internal investigation after a few national players participated in exhibition T20 matches in the United States of America alongside banned legspinner Danish Kaneria

Pakistan's Streltsov question
Pakistan's Streltsov question

Can Asif and Amir be compared to the Russian wunderkind who returned to professional football after a seven-year gap?

Westfield breaks spot-fixing silence
Westfield breaks spot-fixing silence

Mervyn Westfield, the former Essex cricketer, has spoken publically for the first time about the chain of events which led to him receive a prison sentence for spot-fixing

Asif shares spot-fixing details with PCB
Asif shares spot-fixing details with PCB

Mohammad Asif, the former Pakistan fast bowler, has had a meeting with the PCB's vigilance and anti-corruption department to share information related to the spot-fixing saga

Asif confesses to spot-fixing
Asif confesses to spot-fixing

Mohammad Asif, the former Pakistan fast bowler, has publicly confessed to his part in spot-fixing during the Lord's Test in 2010 and hopes to make amends in order to revive his international career.

Amir could be allowed PCB training facilities
Amir could be allowed PCB training facilities

A five-member ICC sub-committee will look into relaxing certain conditions of the five-year ban imposed on Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir after the spot-fixing scandal of 2010

Butt admits to fixing, apologises
Butt admits to fixing, apologises

Salman Butt, the banned former Pakistan captain, has publically admitted to his part in spot-fixing for the first time and issued an apology