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Disgraced Pakistan captain Salman Butt has announced that he is eager to revive his international career after the International Cricket Council (ICC) recently approved a few amendments to their anti-corruption code.
One of the new stipulations include letting banned players start playing domestic cricket a short while before their bans are complete.
“I am sure Pakistan Cricket Board will deal with our cases in the same way they deal with Mohammad Aamir’s case,” Butt said. “I am happy at this revision of the code and I am sure that if the PCB also pleads my case, the ICC will give it consideration. I would love to resume playing domestic cricket by next year.”
Butt received a 10-year ban with five years suspended after he was found guilty of being involved in a spot-fixing scandal during a Test match against England at Lord’s in 2010. The former Pakistan captain also spent eight months in prison as a result of his heinous crime.
Butt also noted that he can still play cricket for a few more years since he is 32 at the moment.
“For what happened, I have deep regrets and know it was wrong and we have been punished for it,” he said. “I would request the PCB to now also look at our cases.”