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.


Butt ready to begin rehabilitation process
Butt ready to begin rehabilitation process

Salman Butt, the former Pakistan captain, has indicated his availability to PCB to take part in an anti-corruption rehabilitation program, ESPNcricinfo has learned

Butt, Asif asked to admit fixing
Butt, Asif asked to admit fixing

Dave Richardson, the ICC's chief executive, has urged banned Pakistan duo Mohammad Asif and Salman Butt to "publicly accept their parts" in corruption and to cooperate with the ICC's anti-corruption and security unit

Ashraf suggests route back for Butt and Asif
Ashraf suggests route back for Butt and Asif

Zaka Ashraf, the PCB chairman, has suggested that the playing futures of Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif will be determined by form when they have served their ICC bans

Butt still aims to play again
Butt still aims to play again

Salman Butt, the former Pakistan captain, has accepted that he will now have to serve the rest of his ICC ban

CAS rejects Butt, Asif appeals against ICC ban
CAS rejects Butt, Asif appeals against ICC ban

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has rejected the appeal of Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif against the ICC bans they received in 2011 for their part in the spot-fixing scandal

Westfield faces Kaneria appeal summons
Westfield faces Kaneria appeal summons

Mervyn Westfield has been issued with a summons from the High Court in London compelling him to appear at Danish Kaneria's ECB disciplinary appeal

ECB could face Kaneria damages claim
ECB could face Kaneria damages claim

The ECB could face a claim for "very substantial damages" from Danish Kaneria, the banned Pakistan legspinner, after it emerged that its main witness against him continues to refuse to appear at the appeal hearing

The Mervyn Westfield story
The Mervyn Westfield story

Mervyn Westfield's conviction is an important breakthrough in the fight against cricket corruption, writes Nick Hoult in the Telegraph

Jail isn't the answer
Jail isn't the answer

The convictions of Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif, and Mohammad Amir are no surprise, and their incarceration is nothing unexpected

A deterrent, nothing more
A deterrent, nothing more

I didn't know how I'd feel, a voyeur at the prosecution of Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif? There was no thrill at being party to historic events, only sadness, regret

More shame for the nameless
More shame for the nameless

Wisden's withdrawn accolade to the unnamed Pakistan cricketer has heavy symbolism of its own: a memorial to the identified and unidentified cricketers who have brought dishonour to the game of cricket

End of grief
End of grief

Denial, anger, bargaining, sadness, and acceptance: the five stages of the grief reaction that Pakistan fans have experienced over the spot-fixing controversy

Justice is best delayed
Justice is best delayed

Pakistan's ex-cricketers are lining up to condemn a delay in the spot-fixing verdict. Zaheer Abbas, Asif Iqbal, Rashid Latif, and Sarfraz Nawaz have all joined the chorus

Forsaken trio face toughest test
Forsaken trio face toughest test

In the middle of last year, three men held the future of Pakistan cricket in their hands. A young captain in command of possibly the most compelling new-ball partnership in world cricket

Dark clouds over Pakistan's New Zealand tour
Dark clouds over Pakistan's New Zealand tour

Pakistan approach the tour of New Zealand with two major worries oppressing them. The spot-fixing crisis inquiry is expected to a reach preliminary conclusion in January

Kaneria appeal set for April
Kaneria appeal set for April

The ECB has set April 22 as the date to hear Danish Kaneria's appeal against the lifetime ban for involvement in fixing handed down to him by a disciplinary panel last year

Asif presents appeal case in Switzerland
Asif presents appeal case in Switzerland

Mohammad Asif, the Pakistan fast bowler, has presented his case to have his ICC ban for spot-fixing overturned to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS)

Butt pleads to play again as appeal looms
Butt pleads to play again as appeal looms

Salman Butt, the former Pakistan captain, has asked for a chance to resume his playing career as he prepares to challenge his ICC ban handed down for spot-fixing

Kaneria's ban appeal adjourned
Kaneria's ban appeal adjourned

Danish Kaneria's appeal against the lifetime ban given to him by the ECB was adjourned in London on Monday and is unlikely to resume until the New Year

'Everyone gets a second chance and I want it too'
'Everyone gets a second chance and I want it too'

Mohammad Amir wants to start over on a clean slate and can't wait to return to international cricket