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 features in ACSU's educational video
Mohammad Amir features in ACSU's educational video

Mohammad Amir has appeared in an educational video on behalf of the ICC's Anti-Corruption and Security Unit

No sympathy for Amir
No sympathy for Amir

All the talk of his naivety doesn't wash: Mohammad Amir must pay for his crime, but he must also be given a shot at redemption

Full transcript of Mohammad Amir interview
Full transcript of Mohammad Amir interview

Shortly after his release from prison Mohammad Amir gave his first interview about the spot-fixing scandal to Michael Atherton on Sky Sports

I was tricked into spot-fixing - Amir
I was tricked into spot-fixing - Amir

Mohammad Amir, in his first comments on the spot-fixing affair that disgraced Pakistan cricket, has presented himself as a victim of a plot

Delhi bookie claims fixing still rife
Delhi bookie claims fixing still rife

Illegal Indian bookmakers remain uncowed by successful prosecutions against professional cricketers involved in match-fixing judging by an undercover investigation by the Sunday Times

Cairns fixing investigation 'shambolic' - Beer
Cairns fixing investigation 'shambolic' - Beer

Investigations into allegations of match-fixing in the Indian Cricket League have been described as "shambolic" by Howard Beer, the league's former anti-corruption officer

Amir will not appeal ICC ban
Amir will not appeal ICC ban

Mohammad Amir, the Pakistan fast bowler, has decided not to appeal the five-year ban imposed on him for spot-fixing during the 2010 Lord's Test against England, before the Court of Arbitration for Sport

Mohammad Amir returns to Pakistan
Mohammad Amir returns to Pakistan

Mohammad Amir, the Pakistan fast bowler, has returned home nearly a month after being released from jail in Dorset

Kaneria denies involvement in spot-fixing
Kaneria denies involvement in spot-fixing

Danish Kaneria, the Pakistan legspinner, has claimed he played no role in the spot-fixing case in which his former Essex team-mate Mervyn Westfield has been convicted

PCB chairman wants Amir return
PCB chairman wants Amir return

PCB chairman Zaka Ashraf has said that Mohammad Amir will be welcomed back to international cricket once he has served his ICC ban and given financial support in the meantime

Mohammad Amir released from jail
Mohammad Amir released from jail

Mohammad Amir has been released from Portland Young Offenders Institution in Dorset after serving half of his six-month sentence

Westfield pleads guilty to spot-fixing
Westfield pleads guilty to spot-fixing

Mervyn Westfield, the former Essex bowler, has become the first English cricketer to be convicted of spot-fixing after pleading guilty at London's central criminal court, to criminal charges arising from a spot-fixing investigation by Essex police

MCC backs covert operations to tackle fixing
MCC backs covert operations to tackle fixing

The MCC's World Cricket Committee has supported the use of covert operations as a means for the ICC's Anti-Corruption Unit (ACSU) to tackle corruption in cricket

Treat Amir more leniently - Brearley
Treat Amir more leniently - Brearley

Mike Brearley, the former England captain, has said that Mohammad Amir, the Pakistan fast bowler currently in prison for his role in the spot-fixing scandal, should be treated more leniently

Full Members opposed 10-team World Cup - Lorgat
Full Members opposed 10-team World Cup - Lorgat

Haroon Lorgat, the ICC CEO, has said the unwillingness of the 10 Full Members to adopt a qualification system for the 50-over World Cup failed to pave the way for a 10-team event in 2015

Asif lodges appeal against conviction
Asif lodges appeal against conviction

Mohammad Asif has lodged an appeal against his spot-fixing conviction and sentence having engaged the services of a new defence team

Butt and Amir have appeals dismissed
Butt and Amir have appeals dismissed

The Lord Chief Justice has rejected the appeals of Salman Butt and Mohammad Amir against their sentences in the spot-fixing case

Butt and Amir set to appeal sentences
Butt and Amir set to appeal sentences

Salman Butt and Mohammad Amir will have appeals against their spot-fixing sentences heard on November 23 in London

Butt and Amir's appeal to be heard on Nov 23
Butt and Amir's appeal to be heard on Nov 23

Salman Butt and Mohammad Amir will have appeals against their spot-fixing sentences heard on November 23 in London

Amir given permission to appeal his sentence
Amir given permission to appeal his sentence

Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir has been given permission by a London court to appeal his six-month sentence in the spot-fixing trial