Amir lying about my son to revive his career: Butt`s father

Updated: Mar 20, 2012, 23:16 PM IST

Lahore: The father of Pakistan`s jailed former skipper Salman Butt on Tuesday accused disgraced pacer Muhammad Amir of putting all the blame on his son in order to "revive his career".

Butt`s family has not taken kindly to the comments made by Amir in his interview to a British channel where the teenage fast bowler said that he was tricked into spot-fixing by Salman and bookie Mazhar Majeed and that he did not bowl no balls against England for money.

"This man (Amir) is a liar. He has kept on changing his statements for the last one year. How can one believe him now," said Zulfiqar Butt, Salman`s father.

"He is now trying to show the world that he is very innocent and was an innocent victim in the whole affair. He is trying to paint Salman as the main culprit to save his skin and revive his career.”

"But I think everyone has seen through him and he is not as innocent as he pretends to be," Zulfiqar added.

While Amir has completed his jail term, Butt and another accused in the scandal Mohammad Asif are still serving their 30 and 12 months sentences in Britain.

The three players were also banned by the ICC for a minimum of five years each.