Islamabad: Former captain Salman Butt asked the Pakistan Cricket Board today to treat banned players equally in their bid to resume domestic and international careers.
Butt and teammates Mohammad Aamir and Mohammad Asif were jailed and banned for a minimum of five years in 2010 by the International Cricket Council for spot-fixing -- in this case bowling deliberate no-balls -- during a test match against England. Butt was captain for the match.
While Aamir pleaded guilty and didn't contest the punishment, Butt and Asif saw their appeals rejected by the Court of Arbitration for Sport last year. The minimum five-year bans for all three players are due to end in September 2015.