Butt appeals against sentence
Islamabad - Disgraced Pakistan cricketer Salman Butt has filed an appeal against a 30-month prison sentence for spot-fixing.
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.
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.
of the disgraced cricketers have rejected the sentences, but there's
little sympathy for them in a country of 180 million people.
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.