Tainted trio opted out not dropped: Pak High Commissioner

Three Pakistan cricketers at the centre of illegal betting allegations are innocent, Pakistan High Commissioner Wajid S Hasan said on Thursday.

updated: September 02, 2010 12:05 IST
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Pakistan High Commissioner Wajid S Hasan on Thursday said Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir were not dropped for the series against England but opted out due to the "mental torture" they are facing after being accused of involvement in the 'spot-fixing' scandal.

After meeting the three at the Pakistan High Commission, Hasan defended the players and insisted that they remain innocent until proven guilty.

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