Karachi: The PCB has expressed its support for the process followed by the ICC tribunal that ended with Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir receiving bans of 10, 7 and 5 years respectively for spot-fixing, calling the sanctions "regrettable and a sad reality which must be faced".
"The time from August last when spot-fixing came to light, has been an extremely painful one for Pakistan cricket," PCB chairman Ijaz Butt said. "I now hope that this unfortunate saga is put to rest and we can concentrate on cricket. We will continue to work with ICC on this sensitive matter in future also. We will also see how we can help the three players with their education and rehabilitation program."
The PCB also reiterated its commitment to dealing with the threat of corruption. "Like all my colleagues in the ICC I am determined to maintain the integrity of our sport," Ijaz Butt said. "This is fundamental."