Spot fixing convict Mohammad Asif to be released in first week of May: Lawyer

London: Former Pakistan cricketer Mohammad Asif will be released from prison in the first week of May, his lawyer has said.

Asif`s lawyer Ravi Sukul said they were waiting for release orders, adding that final date of his release has not yet received, The News reports.

He also said they would approach the court if Asif was deported from England.

He added that Asif had already pleaded not guilty in the British and International Arbitrary Court.

The ICC had banned Asif from participating in all forms of cricket for seven years over his alleged involvement in the spot-fixing scam during the 2010 Lord`s Test against England.

Asif was also handed a one- year prison sentence by London’s Southwark Crown Court over the scandal.

He is currently lodged at Her Majesty`s Canterbury prison, a category C jail, which specialises in housing foreign criminals convicted in Britain.


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