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.
09.03.2011 [Sydney Morning Herald] - Former Test captain SalmanButt and pacemen Mohammad Aamer and Mohammad Asif are serving lengthy bans on corruption charges relating to the tour. The PCB suspended their contracts in October last year. The banned trio also face criminal prosecution in
(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.
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.
21.03.2011 [Telegraph.co.uk] - Pakistan entered the tournament on the back of a spot-fixing scandal which led to lengthy bans on former Test captain SalmanButt and pacemen Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamer. “Despite all our problems Pakistan is blessed with talent and it's because
21.03.2011 [Milngavie Today] - Former Pakistan captain SalmanButt, fast bowlers Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir and a sports agent at the centre of match-fixing allegations were bailed on Thursday. Butt, 26, Asif, 28 and Amir, 18, attended City of Westminster Magistrates' Court
21.03.2011 [Linex Legal (press release) (registration)] - The Pakistan cricketers SalmanButt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir accused of spot-fixing in the fourth Test between Pakistan and England at Lord's in August 2010 were found guilty of corruption by the ICC Independent Anti-Corruption Tribunal on
26.02.2011 [bettor.com (blog)] - The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has expressed relief after banned Test skipper left-handed batsman SalmanButt was cleared by the International Cricket Council's (ICC) anti-corruption tribunal to work as a cricket commentator on a private TV channel
14.03.2011 [AFP] - LAHORE, Pakistan — Former Pakistan captain SalmanButt will fly to London on Tuesday for a first court appearance where he and fellow banned players Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamer face corruption charges. Butt, Asif and Aamer were all charged
24.02.2011 [CITY A.M.] - If we do not, we face a very rocky future.” The call comes just weeks after three Pakistan cricketers, including former Test captain SalmanButt, were handed bans of up to 20 years after being found guilty of spot-fixing during last year's tour of England.
26.02.2011 [AFP] - KARACHI — Former Pakistan Test captain SalmanButt has lodged an appeal against his 10-year corruption ban at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, according to his lawyer. "We have filed a statement of appeal in the Lausanne-based Court of Arbitration
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
23.02.2011 [AFP] - LAHORE, Pakistan — Banned Pakistan star SalmanButt on Wednesday said he had been cleared by the International Cricket Council to work as a World Cup pundit on a local television channel. "I am delighted to make my debut as television commentator,"
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
20.03.2011 [The Canadian Press] - Pakistan's depth has been impressive, with the 1992 World Cup champions hardly seeming to miss the suspended SalmanButt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir. The trio was barred from international cricket just two weeks before the World Cup started last
23.02.2011 [AFP] - Pakistan, who lost key players SalmanButt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamer after the spot-fixing scandal that rocked world cricket, opened their campaign against lowly Kenya in Hambantota, Sri Lanka. The 1992 world champions racked up an imposing 317
07.03.2011 [AFP] - Instead, highlights of an old series between Pakistan and New Zealand were being aired, showing the banned SalmanButt at the crease. "Irony grows in 'official' hotel," tweeted Agnew. "On TV is a Pak vs NZ ODI with S. Butt at the crease."
08.03.2011 [AFP] - Pakistan started the World Cup under a cloud after former Test captain SalmanButt and pacemen Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamer received lengthy bans on charges of corruption relating to last year's Lord's Test against England.
23.02.2011 [AFP] - Despite losing key players SalmanButt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamer after the spot-fixing scandal that rocked world cricket last year, Tharanga said Pakistan remain a formidable force. "They are unpredictable, but have a good bowling attack.
01.12.2010 London tabloid News of The World had also reported on the involvement of SalmanButt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir in the spot-fixing scandal. It claimed that Asif and Amir were paid to fix the opening day match of the Lord's Test ...