Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif And Mohammad Amir Jailed For Spot-fixing
November 3, 2011 by staff
Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif And Mohammad Amir Jailed For Spot-fixing, Salman Butt, former Pakistan captain, has been sentenced to two years and six months in prison for his role in the case of in situ fixation, Mohammad Asif has a term of imprisonment of one year and six months Amir Mohammad. Mazhar Majeed, the players’ agent has been sentenced to two years and eight months.
“Clearly it was the orchestrator of these issues,” said Cooke Justice Butt. “You had to be to ensure that these two players went bowling at the time of the review.”
For Asif said: “While no money was found in his possession, it is clear that they conspired to bowl no-ball no evidence of his part of the prior fixation, but it is difficult to see that this might have been an incident isolated .. ”
The judge began the proceedings with his summary of the case of each of the guilty, his sentence to read one by one, and its opening words suggested prison sentences for those found guilty of four.
“Now, when people look back on an amazing event in a game or a surprising result and never in the future the results are surprising, followers of the game who have paid to watch the cricket or cricket they have seen on television was asked if has been a solution or what I saw was natural. ”
There were frantic scenes cut around number four o’clock on Thursday in Southwark Crown Court, as the media and members of the public crowded to witness the sentencing. The culprits entered the final cut after a scrum for seats crazy workers from the media and the public. Even ordinary court reporters said he had not seen so much despair in court to appear for sentencing trial.
Butt and Asif were convicted of conspiracy to deceive and corrupt conspiracy to accept payments by a jury on Tuesday, while Amir Majeed and pleaded guilty in a trial in September. All three followed the now infamous pre-determined without balls that were presented at the trial of the Lord, game last year, two and one Amir Asif, orchestrated and arranged by Majeed Butt.
On Wednesday, the three players offered closing submissions through their lawyers with the hope that the judge reserves a jail sentence. Amir statement, read to the court of quality control by his lawyer Henry Blaxland, was the most sincere and repentant, he spoke of how proud he was the first time that Pakistan handed over the shirt and wanted to sleep in it.
Lawyer Ali Bajwa Butt QC spoke of how his client had been very different in their behavior in the last 24 hours after the guilty verdict was issued and had not eaten or slept at that time. Asif was similar statement, and his lawyer Alexander Milne Asif spoke of how debt had gone to travel to England four times on their own, since his arrest, to consult with lawyers.
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