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BUTT, AMIR, ASIF AND MAJEED ARE JAILED

THREE Pakistan players and a corrupt agent were jailed today for spot-fixing after being condemned by a judge for damaging the integrity of cricket. Salman Butt, the former captain, bowlers Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir, and Mazhar Majeed were told … Continue reading

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Spot-fixing: Judge’s remarks in full

Here are the full sentencing remarks of Mr Justice Cooke heard in court today. 1. The gravamen of the offences committed by all four of you is the corruption in which you engaged in a pastime, the very name of … Continue reading

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‘We have lost everything’, say Pakistan stars

The Pakistan players convicted of spot-fixing today offered emotional pleas to be spared jail, – claiming they have already lost everything in life. Lawyers for Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir argued in mitigation of their offences before the … Continue reading

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‘Two fixing rackets’ in rampantly corrupt Pakistan team, claims Majeed

TWO separate fixing rackets were running against each other inside a Pakistan team rife with corruption, a court heard today. A final series of extraordinary claims were made during an explosive last afternoon in court before the judge passes sentence … Continue reading

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Mohammad Amir: statement of remorse in full

Mohammad Amir today made an impassioned statement admitting his guilt and remorse for being involved in spot fixing. Here is the teenager’s statement in full.   “First I want to apologise to Pakistan and to everyone that cricket is important … Continue reading

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Spot-fixing: Judge asks if Lord’s was ‘just tip of the iceberg’

The judge at the cricket corruption trial today said he rejected the terms of Mohammad Amir’s plea claiming that he was only involved in a “one-off” incidence of spot-fixing. Mr Justice Cooke said the evidence in the five week trial … Continue reading

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Jonathan Agnew: Guilty verdicts a good day for sport

The dramatic verdicts in the Pakistan spot-fixing trial in London are momentous not just for cricket but also for all sport. It is a landmark event. If you speak to men like Sir John Stevens (now Baron Stevens of Kirkwhelpington, … Continue reading

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Tip off which triggered scandal came from Pakistan camp

The tip off which triggered the spot-fixing scandal came from within the Pakistan team camp, it can be revealed. Mazher Mahmood, the News of the World journalist who exposed the fixing racket, said that his anonymous source was a former … Continue reading

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Entire English summer contaminated by corruption

Secret deleted text messages uncovered by police reveal that every Test match Pakistan played in England last year was targeted by the spot-fixing racket. At least seven underworld bookies, who have not been identified by police and are still at … Continue reading

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Spot-fixing trial: Butt, Asif and Amir guilty

Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir today became the first cricketers to be criminally convicted for corruption after being found guilty of spot-fixing at a Lord’s Test match. Pakistan’s former captain and fast bowlers face jail sentences when they … Continue reading

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