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Benitez ready to rotate Chelsea trio

Under the reign of former boss Roberto Di Matteo, Hazard, Mata and Oscar featured in almost every starting line-up the Italian fielded. However, Benitez has not followed in his predecessor’s ways, with

Another court awaits trio

A local court in Lahore ordered authorities to register a criminal case against former cricket captain Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir. The three cricketers were convicted of corruption and spot-fixing

Fixing trio face British trial on May 20

LONDON – Three Pakistan cricketers accused of spot-fixing in a Test match against England last year were on Thursday ordered to stand trial in a British court on May 20. Former captain Salman Butt and fast bowlers Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir appeared at the court of the City of Westminster Magistrates for the first time since they were charged with conspiracy to cheat and conspiracy to obtain and accept corrupt payments.
District Judge Howard Riddle said the allegations

NBP shows door to spot-fixing trio

LAHORE – National Bank of Pakistan has terminated the contracts of the spot-fixing trio following the ban on players by the ICC tribunal. The three Pakistan cricketers, banned for a minimum five years for corruption, have been sacked from the bank. An official of the bank said that the contract of Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir were not renewed and the move came after the International Cricket Council’s anti-corruption tribunal found them guilty of spot-fixing in the

Miandad asks banned trio to expose fixing mafia

LAHORE – Former Test captain Javed Miandad has urged the banned trio of Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir to expose the people involved in illegal betting and corruption in international cricket. Miandad, who is the director-general cricket in the Pakistan Cricket Board, said he felt saddened by the damage done to the image of Pakistan cricket.
“I am hurt by the damage caused to our cricket and our image by the sanctions imposed on Salman, Asif and Amir, but it is not

Trio now preparing for CAS appeal

LAHORE – Pakistan’s disgraced cricketers, Salman Butt and Mohammed Amir returned home on Sunday after being banned by the International Cricket Council (ICC) anti-corruption tribunal on corruption charges but faced no harsh reactions from the people at the airport.
The two players came out quietly from the terminal building and slipped away in their waiting cars but not before insisting they were innocent of the spot-fixing charges brought against them. Talking to reporters

Former cricketers feel sorry for trio

LAHORE – Some of the former cricketers and officials feel sorry for the banned players, but have welcomed the ICC decision which would help clean off corruption from the game.
Former Pakistan captain Moin Khan believes that the trio should challenge the ICC commission’s decision if they are innocent. He said that the decision would not entirely end the practice of match-fixing or spot-fixing but would surely help control the menace.
Moin said that he believes that the ICC

ICC bans spot-fix trio for five years

DOHA – Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt was banned for 10 years, and fast bowling pair Muhammad Asif for seven years and Muhammad Amir for five years on Saturday after being found guilty of corruption. The head of the International Cricket Council tribunal Michael Beloff announced the verdict after a lengthy nine-hour hearing in the Qatari capital.
“The Tribunal found that the charges under Article 2.1.1 of the (ICC) code that (respectively) Asif agreed to bowl and did bowl a

Suspended trio can still play World Cup

LAHORE – Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ijaz Butt on Monday said if any of the three suspended players is cleared of spot-fixing charges, they can be included in Pakistan’s World Cup squad. The International Cricket Council anti-corruption tribunal is due to announce its verdict on the charges filed against Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir on February 5.
The Pakistani selectors will announce the final 15-member World Cup squad on January 19. “The squad is to be

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