Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Butt and Asif found guilty, investigation considered against Imran and others

Pakistani Cricketers Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif have been found guilty in the Spot-Fixing Trail by a unanimous verdict, on the charge of 'conspiracy to cheat' and guilty by a 10-2 majority decision on the charge of 'conspiracy to obtain and accept corrupt payments'.

The sentences will be pronounced by the judge, Justice Cooke, later on. The convictions carry jail terms, with a maximum prison sentence for the acceptance of corrupt payments is seven years in jail, while 'conspiracy to cheat' carries a maximum two-year sentence. 

On the other hand, the ICC will consider new corruption investigations into Kamran Akmal and Wahab Riaz and possibly Imran Khan in light of the Spot Fixing Trial in London.

Alan Peacock, an ACSU Senior Investigator, is liaising with Scotland Yard Officers to gather all the files from their investigation and the criminal trial.

They will be reviewed by Anti-corruption Chiefs to see whether any new evidence has come to light which warrants a formal inquiry into Akmal, Riaz and other current and former players allegedly linked to the racket.

It is to be noted that on 11th November 1998, Imran Khan confessed involvement in Match Fixing along with Javed Miandad during Australasia Cup Final 1989.

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