Petition seeking lifetime ban on Amir, Asif, Butt filed in SHC

Request comes just days after ICC eased restrictions on fast bowler Amir, allowing him to return to domestic cricket


Web Desk February 02, 2015
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KARACHI: A petition was filed in the Sindh High Court on Monday seeking lifetime ban on spot-fixing trio of Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Asif and Salman Butt, Express News reported.

The request comes just days after International Cricket Council eased restrictions on fast bowler Amir, allowing him to return to domestic cricket.

Former Pakistan captain Butt was banned for 10 years, and fast bowling pair Asif for seven years and Amir for five years in 2011 after being found guilty of deliberately bowling no balls in the Lord’s Test match played between Pakistan and England from 26 to 29 August 2010.

Amir's five year ban is scheduled to expire on September 5, 2015 however, his cooperation with anti-corruption officials led to an easing of the ban, enabling the player to take part in domestic cricket.



RELATED: ICC eases ban: Returning Amir promises to be 'better human'



The petitioner said the 'disgraced' three should not be allowed to play for humiliating the nation at international level.

COMMENTS (24)

Abassin | 6 years ago | Reply

@ashwin:

The floods are due primarily because of global warming and as such are a natural phenomenon. Anyhow,the topic at hand is the filing of a petition by an individual against three Pakistan cricket players, because of their role in spot fixing.Kudos to him, for his courage and conviction,now do you have the courage to file such a petition in your courts against the big name players and the big time officials, playing-in and managing that den of spot and match fixers-known as the IPL?

G M | 6 years ago | Reply

what a pity state of our nation... we blame everything on Indians. those three sinners admitted their guilt before the court and are convicted criminals, still we are blaming Indians... what a shame!!

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