`Apologetic` Butt admits to spot-fixing in 2010 Lord`s Test

Last Updated: Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 12:13

Johannesburg: Banned Pakistani cricketer Salman Butt has reportedly admitted to cheating on his country`s tour of England in 2010 and has issued a public apology for his actions.

The former captain and his opening bowlers Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir were banned by the International Cricket Council for spot fixing in the Lord`s Test.

The trio had also served jail terms in Britain after being found guilty of corruption and cheating, although Butt had previously denied the charges.

Stating that he would like to play domestic cricket once his ban for spot fixing is completed, Butt apologised to his country and cricket followers all over the world for his actions, saying that he is sorry for having hurt the sentiments of the Pakistani people and cricket lovers.

According to Butt, he is ready to undergo any rehabilitation programme as a part of his penance, although he added that he hoped that he gets the chance to play domestic cricket after the completion of his ban.

Butt received a 10-year ban, five years of which were suspended, and the report added that Amir has already confessed to spot fixing and is undergoing a rehabilitation programme in Pakistan.


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First Published: Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 12:13

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