Salman Butt still keen to revive his international career

Pakistan's then-captain, Butt, who was banned for 10 years with the possibility of a five year reprieve, will appeal against his ban on Friday. Both the cricketers were also jailed by the crown court in London in 2011.

updated: February 07, 2013 23:02 IST
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Karachi: Disgraced former Pakistan captain, Salman Butt is keen on reviving his international career, whose appeal against a 10-year ban from all forms of cricket will come up for hearing at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) at Lausanne on Friday.

"It may be easy for some people to say that a five-year ban from cricket is all right but what they don't realise is that for a sportsman like me this is like a lifetime ban," Butt said in a statement issued by his lawyer, Yasin Patel on Thursday.

"The fact is that this entire episode has left me and my whole family shattered and disturbed," he added.

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