Butt, Amir appeal hearing set for Nov 23

London: Jailed Pakistani cricketers Salman Butt and Mohammad Amir`s appeals against their prison sentences for involvement in spot-fixing will come up for hearing on November 23.

According to reports in the London media, "the Court of Appeal will hear their case on November 23 with the Lord Chief Justice presiding."

The 27-year-old Butt has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison, while Amir, 19, is serving a six-month sentence in a youth detention and correction centre.

The duo, along with pacer Mohammad Asif, was found guilty of fixing parts of a Test match against England last year after taking money from a bookmaker Mazhar Majeed, who has been sentenced to 32 months in prison.

Majeed claimed to have paid Asif 65,000 pounds, Butt 10,000 pounds and Amir 2,500 pounds.

In February, all three players were banned from playing for five years by the ICC. They are also appealing against the suspensions.


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