Pakistan to allow Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif to play post-ban

Former captain Rashid Latif said Butt and Asif had a right to play after their bans "provided they are fit and have the will to play". Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Zaka Ashraf said Butt and Asif will have to serve their spot-fixing bans.

updated: April 18, 2013 20:04 IST
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Lahore: Pakistan will allow disgraced former captain Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif back into domestic cricket once they serve their bans for spot-fixing, the country's cricket chief said on Thursday.

Butt, Asif and team-mate Mohammad Aamer were banned for a minimum of five years by the International Cricket Council (ICC) after being found guilty of spot-fixing at the 2010 Lords Test against England.

On Wednesday, the Court of Arbitration for Sports rejected appeals from Butt and Asif. Aamer, who had pleaded guilty, did not appeal.

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