A London court has sentenced former Pakistan cricket captain Salman Butt to 30 months in prison for conspiring with a bookie and two bowlers in his team to bowl three no-balls in a Test match against England last year, for money. The bookie Mazhar Majeed has been sentenced to 32 months in jail. The judge held that the two men were the architects of the spot-fixing incident. (Timeline of the spot-fixing saga)
The two other Pakistani cricketers, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir, have been sentenced to one year and six months in jail respectively. Amir's lawyer has said he will appeal against the sentence.
The cricketers have also been asked to pay towards cost of prosecution - Salman Butt has been asked to pay 30, 937 pounds and Mohmmad Asif 8,120 pounds. Mohammad Amir has been ordered to pay 9,389 pounds.