Cricket

Butt appeals against sentence

2011-11-09 11:12
Salman Butt (AFP)

Islamabad - Disgraced Pakistan cricketer Salman Butt has filed an appeal against a 30-month prison sentence for spot-fixing.

Lawyer Yasin Patel confirmed in an email on Wednesday that an appeal was filed against the sentence handed down in a London court last week.

"Yes," replied Patel to a query whether Butt filed the appeal.

Fast bowler Mohammad Asif was also sent to prison for 1 year and teenage fast bowler Mohammad Aamer for six months for bowling no-balls at prearranged times during a Test against England last year in order to fix spot-betting markets.

Agent Mazhar Majeed, who was secretly filmed by a reporter of a British tabloid accepting 150 000 pounds ($242 000), got the stiffest punishment when he was sent to jail for 2 years, 8 months.

In February, the International Cricket Council banned the players for five years each for rigging the match at Lord's.

Families of the disgraced cricketers have rejected the sentences, but there's little sympathy for them in a country of 180 million people.

While Butt and Asif seem to have virtually no chance to revive their cricketing careers, Aamer, who will be 24 in five years, could make a comeback after completing his sentencing and the ICC suspension.

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