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.


CAS to hear Asif and Butt appeal next February
CAS to hear Asif and Butt appeal next February

The Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) will hear the appeals of suspended Pakistan cricketers Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif against the ICC's bans for spot-fixing next February

Asif criticises timing of ICC's spot-fixing verdict
Asif criticises timing of ICC's spot-fixing verdict

Mohammad Asif has criticised the ICC, claiming it prejudiced his case ahead of the criminal trial in London by the timing of the verdict of its independent inquiry

Asif to pursue appeal against ICC ban
Asif to pursue appeal against ICC ban

Mohammad Asif has said he would pursue appeal against the seven-year ban imposed on him by the ICC for spot-fixing charges

Kaneria launches appeal against ban
Kaneria launches appeal against ban

Danish Kaneria, the Pakistan legspinner, has filed an appeal against the lifetime ban handed down to him by the ECB for his involvement in spot-fixing

PCB bars Kaneria from all cricket till result of appeal
PCB bars Kaneria from all cricket till result of appeal

Danish Kaneria, the Pakistan legspinner, has been barred from playing any official cricket in Pakistan until the outcome of his appeal against a lifetime ban

Salman Butt wants fresh trial in Pakistan
Salman Butt wants fresh trial in Pakistan

Salman Butt, the former Pakistan captain, has asked for an open trial in Pakistan, claiming he was denied justice during the spot-fixing case in London

Kaneria wants an open appeal
Kaneria wants an open appeal

The lawyer acting for the Pakistan bowler, Danish Kaneria, has called for his appeal against a life ban from cricket imposed by the ECB to take the form of an open hearing

A letter to Salman Butt
A letter to Salman Butt

You forgot to read the fine print, didn't you?

No objection to Kaneria ban - PCB
No objection to Kaneria ban - PCB

The Pakistan board is satisfied with the ECB's disciplinary hearing against Danish Kaneria and has no objection to the sanctions imposed on the legspinner

Full transcript of Kaneria, Westfield hearing
Full transcript of Kaneria, Westfield hearing
Kaneria banned for life by ECB
Kaneria banned for life by ECB

Danish Kaneria, the Pakistan legspinner, has been found guilty of corruption by an ECB disciplinary panel in relation to the spot-fixing case involving Mervyn Westfield

Salman Butt returns to Pakistan
Salman Butt returns to Pakistan

Salman Butt, the former Pakistan captain who was convicted of spot-fixing, has returned home after serving seven months in prison

Butt released early from prison
Butt released early from prison

Salman Butt, the former Pakistan captain who was convicted of spot-fixing, is travelling back to Pakistan after being released from prison seven months into his 30 month sentence, Butt's lawyers have confirmed.

'Amir must return to cricket more focussed' - psychologist‎
'Amir must return to cricket more focussed' - psychologist‎

Mohammad Amir, Pakistan's fast bowler who has been banned for five years for his role in spot-fixing, is looking be a "good example for the cricketing world", the psychologist working with him during his rehabilitation process has said

PCB hires psychologist to help Amir
PCB hires psychologist to help Amir

The PCB has hired a psychologist Maqbool Babri to help banned fast bowler Mohammad Amir with his rehabilitation

Mohammad Amir meets the PCB
Mohammad Amir meets the PCB

The PCB has held talks with banned fast bowler Mohammad Amir, as a prelude to his rehabilitation process following the spot-fixing scandal

Mohammad Asif released from prison
Mohammad Asif released from prison

Mohammad Asif, the Pakistan fast bowler, has been released from jail after completing half of his one-year sentence for spot-fixing

Asif will fight to clear name - lawyer
Asif will fight to clear name - lawyer

Mohammad Asif, one of three Pakistan players jailed for spot-fixing, will be released from Canterbury Prison early on Thursday

Asif release expected this week
Asif release expected this week

Mohammad Asif is this week expected to become the second of three Pakistan cricketers jailed for spot fixing to be released

Kaneria charged by ECB over fixing claims
Kaneria charged by ECB over fixing claims

The ECB has announced it is to bring disciplinary proceedings against Danish Kaneria and Mervyn Westfield in relation to spot-fixing allegations