03 February 2011

Amir, Salman ,and Asif to face bans on 5th February decision

In a report published at 'The SUN' it has been revealed that the Pakistani trio of Muhummad Amir, Salman  But, and Muhammad Asif are to face bans ranging from 5 years to life sentence. ICC is to provide with a verdict on 5th February in which the fate of these Pakistanis will be decided.

According to the newspaper, the 18 year old youngster Amir is expected to get a five year ban, whereas the other two are to face a life ban for allegedly bowling no-ball in the Oval Test match against the England team in last August. The trio went onto a  detailed hearing made last month last month for more than 45 hours spread over six days, poring over oral and written testimonies, watching video recordings and listening to tapes and forensic submissions. The trio accused pleaded not guilty at Qatar. But inspite of this the tribunal is set to give out strong verdict, and punish the players.

The news about the alleged no balls went out in the 'News of the World', an English newspaper last year which accused the trio of bowling no-ball pre-emptively on specific intervals, on the instructions of then Captain Salman Butt which was fixed by Mazhar Majeed.

Majeed, 35, was arrested and is being probed over conspiring to defraud bookies after demanding £150,000 from reporters for access to his match-rigging ring. The no-balls scam was his way of trying to prove he could manipulate any game.


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