Cricket

Butt to be released - father

2012-06-20 18:44
Salman Butt (File)

Karachi - Pakistan's disgraced former Test captain Salman Butt is to be released early from prison in Britain, his father claimed on Wednesday.

The 27-year was jailed for 30 months last November on charges of accepting corrupt payments during the Lord's Test against England in August 2010.

Butt, team-mates Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamer, and agent Mazhar Majeed were accused of contriving deliberate no-balls in return for money.

Aamer was released in February after serving half his six-month sentence while Asif, jailed for 12 months, was freed in May.

Butt's father Zulfiqar said his son was being released early.

"We expect him to be released tonight," he told Pakistan's private channel Geo.

"My son's good behaviour has led to the decision and he will be in Pakistan in the next three to four days," Zulfiqar added.

Butt's wife and elder son visited him in jail last month.

The three players were banned for at least five years by the International Cricket Council (ICC), which has ordered the Pakistan Cricket Board to rehabilitate the former stars.

Aamer started rehab last week.

The trio has a right to appeal the ICC ban in the Court of Arbitration for Sports in Switzerland.

Aamer, who pleaded guilty during the trial, has decided not to appeal but Asif and Butt have hinted that they will challenge the punishment.

Read more on:    salman butt  |  cricket
NEXT ON SPORT24X

Bailey eager for success

2016-12-03 12:14

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
Vote

Assuming AB de Villiers is over his elbow injury, who should skipper the Proteas in their Boxing Day Test against Sri Lanka?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.