Butt admits he was involved in 2010 spot-fixing scandal, says PCB source

"Apparently Butt, during his meeting, made a full confession that he knew and was involved in the spot-fixing that took place in the fourth Test against England at Lord's"

“Apparently Butt, during his meeting, made a full confession that he knew and was involved in the spot-fixing that took place in the fourth Test against England at Lord’s”

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According to a source in the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), former captain Salman Butt has admitted that he was involved in the 2010 spot-fixing scandal.

Butt, along with Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir, were banned for five years each after they fixed certain parts of a Test match against England in 2010.

Butt made his confession during a meeting with PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan in Lahore.

“Apparently Butt, during his meeting, made a full confession that he knew and was involved in the spot-fixing that took place in the fourth Test against England at Lord’s and that he instructed Amir and Asif to bowl the no-balls,” the source told PTI. “Butt also expressed his complete regret and said he was willing to cooperate totally with the ICC.

“Butt has had a change of heart after he approached the PCB to also plead his case with the ICC anti-corruption unit to review his ban under the revised anti-corruption laws, under which Mohammad Amir has got a relaxation to play domestic cricket before his five-year ban ends in September this year.”

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