Spot-fixing trial: Mazhar Majeed pleads guilty

Majeed now faces sentencing along with the three players, also guilty of the charges.

Afp November 02, 2011

LONDON: Mazhar Majeed, agent of the three Pakistan cricketers convicted over a conspiracy to bowl deliberate no-balls, pleaded guilty to his involvement in the betting scam on Wednesday.

Judge Jeremy Cooke, hearing the case at London's Southwark Crown Court, lifted reporting restrictions on publication of his guilty pleas.

Majeed now faces sentencing along with the three players under his wing who are also guilty of the charges.

He admitted conspiracy to cheat and to obtain and accept corrupt payments during a pre-trial hearing in September.

Former Test captain Salman Butt and bowler Mohammad Asif were found guilty by a jury on Tuesday.

Like Majeed, teenage swing bowler Mohammad Amir admitted the charges in September, but his guilty plea could not be reported during the trial of Butt and Asif.

In court today, prosecutor Aftab Jafferjee applied for a compensation order to repay the £150,000 ($240,000, 175,000 euros) that an undercover reporter from the now-defunct News of the World tabloid gave to Majeed.

The money, paid in cash, was handed over to the agent as part of an arrangement to rig cricket matches, including the no-balls delivered during the Test between Pakistan and England at Lord's in August 2010.


sana tahir | 11 years ago | Reply

he ruined lives of 3 good cricketers

Truth matters | 11 years ago | Reply understand that kamran akmal is being investigated by ACSU.
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