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.


Salman Butt appeals against spot-fixing sentence
Salman Butt appeals against spot-fixing sentence

Salman Butt, the former Pakistan captain, has filed an appeal against his 30-month prison sentence for spot-fixing

Involve players more in tackling corruption - Condon
Involve players more in tackling corruption - Condon

Sir Paul Condon, the former chief of the ICC's Anti-Corruption and Security Unit, has called for an enhanced role for players and their representative bodies in the fight against corruption in cricket

Scotland Yard told the PCB not to punish players
Scotland Yard told the PCB not to punish players

Scotland Yard had stopped the PCB from punishing its players after the spot-fixing scandal broke out last August in England

It's time cricket got tough with the crooks
It's time cricket got tough with the crooks

Show zero tolerance and impose life bans on any cricketer or official who is involved in fixing matches

Zardari asks PCB to investigate spot-fixing fiasco
Zardari asks PCB to investigate spot-fixing fiasco

The PCB is likely to conduct a wide-ranging internal review into the spot-fixing fiasco and a broader look at the turmoil the sport is in in the country

Mohammad Asif to be moved to an 'open' prison
Mohammad Asif to be moved to an 'open' prison

Mohammad Asif will this week be moved to an open prison, according to a close friend

Ringside at the biggest cricket trial of them all
Ringside at the biggest cricket trial of them all

Outside the courtroom, it was all informal and laidback, but in it things were deadly serious, and never more than on the day Mohammad Amir showed up

Asif likely to appeal verdict
Asif likely to appeal verdict

Lawyers representing Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Asif are considering an appeal against his conviction which would mean he would walk free from prison should such an appeal be successful

Team management failed Amir, says mentor
Team management failed Amir, says mentor
Fixing to be illegal in Australia in 2012
Fixing to be illegal in Australia in 2012

Fixing matches or elements within them will be illegal in Australia in 2012, perhaps as soon as March, as the federal and state governments push ahead with specialised legislation

'I blame myself for bringing Mazhar to cricket'
'I blame myself for bringing Mazhar to cricket'

An exclusive interview with Azhar Majeed, the brother of the convicted agent, Mazhar

'Six months is a lot for a kid'
'Six months is a lot for a kid'

The families of the three players react with sadness and defiance to their sentencing

The ACSU is a toothless tiger - Strauss
The ACSU is a toothless tiger - Strauss

Reactions from former players and officials on the sentences after the spot-fixing trial

A cleansing process
A cleansing process

In the short term the game will mourn the loss of yet another veneer of innocence but the overwhelming emotion ought to be one of relief

Sentencing remarks of Justice Cooke
Sentencing remarks of Justice Cooke

Sentencing remarks of Justice Cooke in the spot-fixing trial involving Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif, Mohammad Amir and Mazhar Majeed

Butt gets 2 years 6 months in jail, Asif gets 1 year, Amir six months
Butt gets 2 years 6 months in jail, Asif gets 1 year, Amir six months

The stage is set for the sentencing of Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir, and the agent Mazhar Majeed, in the spot-fixing case

Does our society breed corrupt sportsmen?
Does our society breed corrupt sportsmen?

If Butt and Co are to blame, so is the environment that produced them

Guilty cricketers plea for leniency
Guilty cricketers plea for leniency

Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir all offered closing submissions via their lawyers on the 21st day of the spot-fixing trial

Amir's involvement was one-off - lawyer
Amir's involvement was one-off - lawyer

The lawyer of Mohammad Amir told a packed Southwark Crown Court that his client has only ever cheated by bowling two no-balls in the Lord's Test

Majeed pleads guilty, points finger at Butt
Majeed pleads guilty, points finger at Butt

Mazhar Majeed was first introduced to talk about fixing by former Pakistan captain Salman Butt during the 2009 Twenty20 World Cup in England, Majeed's lawyer revealed in a London court