The fate of Pakistan cricket trio- former captain Salman Butt, Mohammed Amir and Mohammed Asif who were alleged involved in the spot fixing event that took place nearly 5 months ago in England during their of England is not looking bright as the prosecution charged them and an agent with offences that carry maximum prison sentences of seven years on Friday.
As per report of the sources, the trio have been ordered to appear at London’s City of Westminster Magistrates Court on March 17 but before that they will learn whether they face playing bans today on Saturday when an ICC anti-corruption tribunal will deliver its verdict.
Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir will be charged along with agent Mazhar Majeed — accused of accepting £150,000 to fix the actions of the players — the Crown Prosecution Service said.
Mazhar Majeed, also under investigation by Revenue & Customs over money laundering offences was alleged to have accepted £150,000.
However, the trio call themselves innocent and denied any wrongdoings.
Interestingly, the offence of conspiracy to cheat has never been tried in a British court. A parallel case, involving the former Essex bowler Mervyn Westfield, could be the first to reach trial.
The members of the tribunal considered the case for six days last month following allegations in a newspaper that the trio had deliberately bowled no- balls.
Let’s wait and see the decision of independent anti-corruption tribunal, convened by the International Cricket Council, in Doha.Share
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