28.02.2011 [ESPN] - Pakistan was stripped of its status as co-host because it was deemed unsafe; three players, including the prominent duo of SalmanButt and Mohammad Asif, received bans of at least five years for their role in last summer's spot-fixing scandal in
26.02.2011 [BBC Sport] - ... India tomorrow despite suffering a stomach upset - and in not-strictly-World-Cup-related news, Pakistan's SalmanButt and Mohammad Amir have filed appeals with the Court of Arbitration for Sport against the bans they were handed for spot-fixing.
15.03.2011 [Sify] - Afridi reckoned that the team was over the spot-fixing controversy involving former captain SalmanButt and bowlers Mohammad Aamer and Mohammad Asif. 'The off-the-field problems for us are over now. The mood is one of confidence in the dressing room.
(Punjabi/ , Salmān Baṭṭ; born 7 October 1984) is a former Pakistani cricketer who was jailed for his misconduct in 2011, and a regular Test and ODI left-handed opening batsman. He made his Test debut on 3 September 2003 in the third Test against Bangladesh, and a year later made his ODI debut against West Indies on 22 September 2004. He was appointed captain of the Pakistan Test squad on 16 July 2010. On 29 August 2010, he was implicated in allegations of spot-fixing. On 31 August 2010, he was stripped of the Pakistan Captaincy, and removed from the ODI Squad pending criminal proceedings. As of 5 February 2011, Butt is serving a 10-year ban, of which five years is a suspended sentence. In November 2011, Butt was convicted and jailed for 30 months for conspiracy charges relating to the spot-fixing, along with Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif. On June 21, 2012,he was released from Jail.
26.02.2011 [Sify] - Lahore: There seems no end to the woes of banned Pakistani cricketers SalmanButt, Muhammad Asif and Muhammad Aamer as a petition seeking a life ban on them has been filed in the Lahore High Court. A lawyer, Rana Inamuddin Ghani, has filed the petition
21.03.2011 [Hindustan Times] - Unable to play international matches at home, tainted by a spot-fixing scandal that robbed them of the serv ices of SalmanButt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir, add in the confusion over team and captain selections -- Pakistan cricket was in disarray.
18.03.2011 [Wall Street Journal] - Pakistan cricketers SalmanButt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir have been ordered to stand trial in a British court over spot-fixing allegations. Germany's government will present a clear timetable for a change in energy policy away from nuclear power
18.03.2011 [The News International] - LONDON: Pakistan cricketers SalmanButt, Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif will appear for trial at Southwark Crown Court here over charges of conspiracy. The trio appeared at the City of Westminster Magistrates Court on Thursday and were given
17.03.2011 [Croydon Advertiser] - Majeed, of Oaks Road, Shirley, appeared at City of Westminster Magistrates' Court this morning (Thursday) alongside former Pakistan cricket captain SalmanButt, 26, and fast bowlers Mohammad Asif, 28, and Mohammad Amir, 18, accused of cheating and
23.02.2011 [The National] - SalmanButt said he was delighted to "renew his ties with cricket" after he made his debut as a television pundit for Pakistan's opening World Cup match against Kenya. Last week the sport's governing body (ICC) said it was unhappy the banned former
27.02.2011 [Daily Mail] - Also: SalmanButt will attend a magistrates' hearing in London next month to face criminal charges relating to alleged spot-fixing, the former Pakistan captain has confirmed. Johan Djourou has never played at Wembley, which is one reason he was so