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ICC will consider investigating Kamran Akmal and Wahab Riaz

The ICC will consider new corruption investigations into Kamran Akmal and Wahab Riaz in light of the spot fixing trial in London. Alan Peacock, an ACSU senior investigator, is liaising with Scotland Yard officers to gather all the files from … Continue reading

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Amir guilty plea: ‘I was corrupted by others’

Mohammad Amir pleaded guilty to spot-fixing after admitting that he was put under “extreme pressure” to bowl two no balls at Lord’s, it can be revealed. The “vulnerable” teenager said he was threatened with “serious implications” for his career if … Continue reading

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Spot-fixing: Butt and Asif found guilty

Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif are facing jail today after being found guilty of spot-fixing at the Lord’s Test match against England. In dramatic scenes in a packed London courtroom, Butt and Asif stood stoney faced and impassive as the verdict … Continue reading

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Spot-fixing trial: Jury retire to consider verdict

The jury in the spot-fixing trial has retired today to consider its verdict. The judge, Mr Justice Cooke, urged the six men and six women trying Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif to reach a unanimous verdict. He told them they … Continue reading

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Money trail proves Asif’s innocence, says lawyer

Mohammad Asif should be acquitted of corruption charges because there is no evidence he received any money from the no-balls conspiracy, a court heard today. Alex Milne, QC, defending the bowler, told jurors in his closing speech at the spot-fixing … Continue reading

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Butt: End my ordeal and let me play cricket

Salman Butt’s lawyer today told a jury to acquit the former Pakistan captain and end his “ordeal” by allowing him to return to cricket. Ali Bajwa, QC, addresses jurors at the cricket corruption trial directly, saying they have an “extraordinary … Continue reading

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Spot-fixing trial: Akmal and Riaz ‘deeply suspicious’

The spot-fixing trial heard today that Pakistan cricketers Kamran Akmal and Wahab Riaz have “deeply, deeply suspicious” links to the alleged corruption racket. The wicketkeeper and bowler were explicitly named by the prosecution in the closing speeches of the trial. … Continue reading

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Mohammad Asif: Fixing claims ‘destroyed my life’

Mohammad Asif told a court today that spot-fixing claims were “destroying my life”. The Pakistan bowler spoke out after being accused of bowling a deliberate no ball arranged by a corrupt agent – and also plotting to fix a separate … Continue reading

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Asif ‘desperately inventing a story to save himself’

Mohammad Asif was accused at the spot-fixing trial today of “desperately inventing a story” to save himself by lawyers representing Salman Butt. The Pakistan bowler and captain have turned on each other as they face claims they corruptly conspired together … Continue reading

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Mohammad Asif: Butt told me ‘run faster f—er’ before no ball

Mohammad Asif turned on his captain in court today, claiming he ordered him to “run faster f—er” before he bowled his controversial no ball at Lord’s. The 28-year-old said he was shocked when Salman Butt swore at him in an … Continue reading

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