10 years have passed since the notorious spot-fixing scandal on Pakistan cricket – Express Urdu

Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamir bowled 9 balls on the behest of captain Salman Butt as per the pre-arranged plan. Photo: File

Lahore: It has been 10 years because the notorious spot-fixing scandal on Pakistan cricket, because of which Salman Butt was sentenced to 2 and a half years, Mohammad Asif to 1 yr and Mohammad Amir to 6 months in jail.

The fourth and ultimate Test of the Test sequence started at Lord's on August 26, 2010. In the third over, Mohammad Amir's Alastair Cook was bowled 9 balls. The subsequent day, Mohammad Amir was creating difficulties for English batting. In one spell, he hit four off 13 balls with out giving a single run, however on the identical day, Jonathan Trott bowled a ball that stunned the observers and followers. Left in three days, three 9 balls are regular in cricket however when their background turned clear, the storm broke out.

News of the World revealed that the bowlers bowled the three 9 balls as deliberate, a day earlier than the beginning of the match at a resort in London, a recording of which additionally got here to mild. Mazhar Majeed, who was launched as an agent of Pakistani cricketers within the sting operation, assured Mazhar Mahmood, an undercover journalist within the guise of a fixer, that Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif would play 9 balls as per my plan. Marked لاکھ 1.5 million notes had been additionally on the desk in the course of the assembly. After the tip of the third day of the match, London police raided the resort and located marked notes within the room of Muhammad Amir and Captain Salman Butt.

ICC anti-corruption tribunal sentences Salman Butt to 10 years, together with 5 years suspended, Mohammad Asif to 7 years, together with 2 years suspended, Mohammad Amir to five years, London Crown Court sentences all three cricketers and Mazhar Majeed Salman Butt was sentenced to 2 and a half years, Mohammad Asif to 1 yr and Mohammad Amir to 6 months in jail.

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