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.


Judge to clarify Amir's position in fix
Judge to clarify Amir's position in fix

The sentencing process in the spot-fixing trial has begun with all three players - Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir - together in the dock for the first time

Another Asif agent shows up at court
Another Asif agent shows up at court

Another agent claiming to represent Mohammad Asif was present in court on Tuesday, in a bizarre twist after the court had been led to believe the tainted Mazhar Majeed was his sole representative

Verdicts will have 'no impact' on suspensions - Lorgat
Verdicts will have 'no impact' on suspensions - Lorgat

Haroon Lorgat, the ICC chief executive, says that the guilty verdicts will 'have no impact' on the length of the suspensions meted out on the three players

A harsh lesson for Pakistan to learn
A harsh lesson for Pakistan to learn

The conviction of Butt and Asif is welcome, but the fight against corruption in cricket has just begun

ACSU set to investigate more matches
ACSU set to investigate more matches

The ICC's Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) is set to launch its own investigation of Pakistan's tour of England in 2010 after the criminal trial into alleged spot-fixing in London exposed more tainted matches

Amir pleads guilty to spot-fixing
Amir pleads guilty to spot-fixing

Mohammad Amir, the Pakistan fast bowler, has pleaded guilty to spot-fixing during the Lord's Test against England in 2010

'This verdict is the best example for world cricket'
'This verdict is the best example for world cricket'

Reactions from former players and officials on the verdicts arrived at after the spot-fixing trial

How the trial unfolded
How the trial unfolded

A day-by-day summary of the spot-fixing trial at the Southwark Crown Court in London

Butt, Asif found guilty on both charges
Butt, Asif found guilty on both charges

Salman Butt, the former Pakistan captain, and fast bowler Mohammad Asif have been found guilty of two offences - conspiracy to accept corrupt payments, and conspiracy to cheat

Judge permits majority verdict
Judge permits majority verdict

The judge has given the jury deciding on the alleged spot-fixing trial permission to reach a majority verdict after he was sent a note from them saying they could not agree on "all" the charges

Butt, Asif await visa extensions
Butt, Asif await visa extensions

A bizarre situation has occurred during the alleged spot-fixing trial with the two Pakistan cricketers on trial requiring visa extensions to remain in the United Kingdom

Jury will resume deliberations on Monday
Jury will resume deliberations on Monday

The jury deciding on the alleged spot-fixing trial at Southwark Crown Court were sent home for the weekend on Friday afternoon having failed to reach a verdict after two days of deliberation

Asif omitted details under caution - judge
Asif omitted details under caution - judge

Justice Cooke resumed his summing-up of the alleged spot-fixing trial on Wednesday and issued the jury an advisory for when they start to consider the case of Mohammad Asif

'Follow the money' jury told by Asif's lawyer
'Follow the money' jury told by Asif's lawyer

Mohammad Asif's lawyer urged the jury at the alleged spot-fixing trial to "follow the money"

Amir and Majeed involved - judge
Amir and Majeed involved - judge

Justice Cooke began his summing-up by telling the jury that Mazhar Majeed and Mohammad Amir were "involved in spot-fixing"

Butt not complicit to no-balls - lawyer
Butt not complicit to no-balls - lawyer

The lawyer of Salman Butt told a jury on Tuesday that his client did not need to be in on the fix for pre-determined no-balls to have been delivered in the Lord's Test last year

No reliable evidence against Butt - lawyer
No reliable evidence against Butt - lawyer

The lawyer of former Pakistan captain Salman Butt argued there is no reliable evidence for a jury to hand down a criminal conviction

Amir 'the sacrificial goat' says prosecution
Amir 'the sacrificial goat' says prosecution

The prosecution told the jury in the alleged spot-fixing trial that teenage fast bowler Mohammad Amir was being singled out as "the sacrificial goat"

Prosecution sets out facts in closing statement
Prosecution sets out facts in closing statement

The prosecution in the alleged spot-fixing trial told a London court of 13 "facts" that it believes prove the guilt of defendants Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif

'The captain knows,' says Asif
'The captain knows,' says Asif

Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Asif highlighted the involvement of his former skipper Salman Butt while in the witness stand during day 13 of the alleged spot-fixing trial by telling a London court "the captain knows"