Spot-fixing: Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif suffer setback, lose appeal against bans

Butt and Pakistan teammates Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir were convicted by an English criminal trial of arranging to bowl no-balls for betting scams during an August 2010 test at Lord's, and were jailed for between three and seven months.

updated: April 17, 2013 18:18 IST
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Geneva, Switzerland: The Court of Arbitration for Sport on Wednesday said that it had rejected appeals against spot-fixing bans filed by disgraced former Pakistan cricket captain Salman Butt and fast bowler Mohammad Asif.

The ruling marked the final chapter in one of the biggest cricketing scandals of recent years and was hailed by the International Cricket Council (ICC) governing body as a vindication of its policies against cheating.

"The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has dismissed the appeals filed by the Pakistani cricket players Mohammad Asif and Salman Butt against the decisions taken by the International Cricket Council Tribunal on 5 February 2011," it said in a statement.

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