CAS rejects Butt, Asif ban appeals

Butt received a 10-year ban and Asif was barred for seven years.

Afp April 17, 2013

KARACHI: The Court of Arbitration for Sport on Wednesday said that it had rejected appeals against spot-fixing bans filed by disgraced former Pakistan cricket captain Salman Butt and spin bowler Mohammad Asif.

"The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has dismissed the appeals filed by the Pakistani cricket players Mohammad Asif and Salman Butt against the decisions taken by the International Cricket Council Tribunal on 5 February 2011," it said in a statement.

Butt received a 10-year ban, five years of which were suspended, and Asif was barred for seven years, with two suspended, following a probe of the deliberate bowling of no balls at a Test match in London in 2010.

The now-defunct British newspaper the News of the World exposed the players in a sting operation involving their agent Mazhar Majeed who struck a deal for 150,000 pounds ($230,000) with an undercover reporter.

Butt, now 28, was banned for 10 years with the possibility of five suspended and all three were jailed in England in November 2011.

Aamer, banned for five years, pleaded guilty in court and decided not to appeal against the ICC ban, while a decision on Asif's appeal was still awaited.

The appeals of Butt and Asif were heard by a three-member CAS panel led by lawyer Graham Mew and accompanied by Romano Subiotto and Robert Reid.


Mirza | 9 years ago | Reply

These hardened criminals do not understand that they cannot continue denying the facts even after being caught red-handed. The punishment awarded are not severe they are only fair. In order to get a shorter sentence or leniency from the judges one has to admit their guilt, show real remorse and apology, cooperate against the other criminals and throw them at the mercy of the court. The continued denial and arrogance is not going to win any reprieve from the western judicial system. If this hardened criminal would have not continued with the web of lies and thrown himself at the mercy of the court he would be able to play cricket again but not now. Amir on the other hand finally told the truth, showed remorse (even though too little too late) and got reduced term. I was an interview of Butt on Geo and his arrogance justifies the end of his career in cricket in all capacities.

Usman786 | 9 years ago | Reply

they could ve taken part in election like dasti

Replying to X

Comments are moderated and generally will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive.

For more information, please see our Comments FAQ

Most Read