Karachi: Former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ijaz Butt called the spot-fixing incident a "very sad" episode during his tenure, and hoped the measures taken by the board will curb the menace in the future.
The spot-fixing trial involving three Pakistani cricketers -- former skipper Salman Butt, fast bowler Mohammad Asif and teenage bowler Mohammad Aamir -- is now on at London's Southwark Crown Court.
Butt and Asif are facing charges of conspiracy to cheat, and conspiracy to obtain and accept corrupt payments, relating to the Lord's Test in August last year. They allegedly conspired with agent Mazhar Majeed, teenage fast bowler Aamir and other unknown people to bowl pre-determined no-balls. Butt and Asif deny the charges.