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Spot-fixing scandal: Salman Butt admits after five years

LAHORE: Former Pakistan skipper Salman Butt on Tuesday finally admitted that he was involved in spot-fixing, of which he was accused five years ago, local media reported.

According to reports, he admitted his involvement in spot-fixing scandal during the meeting with Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Shehryar Khan last night.

Central culprit of the spot-fixing scandal, which caused embarrassment for Pakistan throughout the world, admitted that the accusations were correct.

During the meeting, the cricketer admitted that he knew during the 2010 Lords’ Test that Mohammad Aamir and Mohammad Asif were going to bowl planted no-balls. He said that he was ashamed of his act.

PCB officials will now soon send Salman Butt’s confessional statement to Internation Cricket Council’s (ICC) Anti-Corruption Unit after which ICC will decide about Salman Butt’s future.

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