Tag Archives: Mazhar Majeed

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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Geoff Lawson: Salman Butt is ‘honest and trustworthy’

Geoff Lawson, the former Pakistan coach, came to the defence of Salman Butt yesterday, telling a court he is an “honest and trustworthy” role model for the sport. The retired Australian Test bowler acted as a character witness and provided a … Continue reading

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Salman Butt: I was ‘clueless’ about Lord’s fix

Salman Butt told a court today he was “clueless” about the £150,000 deal to fix deliberate no balls at the Lord’s Test. The former Pakistan captain said the corrupt arrangements were made without his knowledge “behind his back” between his … Continue reading

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Salman Butt ‘corrupted by a love of money’

Salman Butt was “corrupted by a love of money” at the expense of the game of cricket, a court heard today. The former captain admitted that he enjoyed the “luxuries of life” and that he had brought four designer watches … Continue reading

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Salman Butt accused in court of destroying cricket

Salman Butt was today accused of “destroying” cricket by trying to make “as much money as possible” from fixing the game. The former Pakistan captain admitted there was “terrible” corruption in the Lord’s Test match against England – but claimed … Continue reading

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Salman Butt admits Majeed tried to rig matches

Salman Butt admitted in court today that his agent repeatedly asked him to spot-fix Test matches and limited over games. The former Pakistan captain insisted that he ignored all the corrupt requests from Mazhar Majeed, but admitted he failed to … Continue reading

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Spot-fixing trial: Majeed had debts of £700,000

The agent at the centre of the spot-fixing conspiracy had more than 30 British bank accounts with combined debts of £704,000, a court heard today. A financial investigation into Mazhar Majeed discovered that he had opened and closed dozens of … Continue reading

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Spot-fixing trial: 9,000 calls made by players and agent

More than 9,000 texts and phone calls were made and received in a crucial two week period by the key players in the spot-fixing conspiracy, a court heard today. Jurors at the cricket corruption trial have been told of the … Continue reading

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Spot-fixing trial: Fake Sheikh accused of phone hacking

The News of the World’s “Fake Sheikh” was accused in court today of using phone hacking to set up the sting on Pakistan cricketers. Mazher Mahmood, the defunct newspaper’s investigations editor, “categorically” denied he had used illegal methods to expose … Continue reading

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Spot-fixing: Majeed’s new ‘ball tampering’ claims

The agent accused of running a spot-fixing racket claimed to have been involved in ball tampering as well, a court heard today. On the fifth day of the cricket corruption trial, jurors were told of an extraordinary series of claims … Continue reading

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