Sport-fixers back


HYDERABAD. — Former Pakistan Test cricket captain Salman Butt smashed a century as he and Mohammad Asif returned to domestic action in the national one-day tournament yesterday, four months after completing five-year bans for spot-fixing.

The duo, along with Mohammad Amir, were banned by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for bowling deliberate no-balls in return for money during the Lord’s Test against England on Pakistan’s tour in 2010.

The three players and their agent Mazhar Majeed were later jailed in Britain.

The ICC lifted the sanctions on the pair in September, making them eligible for national and international matches. — AFP.

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