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Pakistan recall Kamran Akmal, Razzaq for World T20


July 12th, 2012 - 1:49 am ICT by IANS
Karachi, July 12 (IANS) Pakistan Wednesday included controversial wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal, opener Imran Nazir and all-rounder Abdul Razzaq in the list of 30 probables for the World Twenty20 in Sri ... Read more...

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Butt arrives home, vows to clear his name


June 22nd, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Lahore, June 22 (IANS) Former Pakistan cricket captain Salman Butt, who was released from a British jail Thursday, returned home Friday amidst a chaotic welcome and vowed to clear his ... Read more...

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Salman Butt released from British prison


June 21st, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 21 (IANS) Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt was released Thursday from a Canterbury prison and deported to Pakistan after serving just seven months of his 30-month sentence for ... Read more...

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Butt is lonely and depressed: Asif


May 7th, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, May 7 (IANS) Pakistan's banned fast bowler Mohammad Asif, who was released from British jail Friday, said former captain Salman Butt, with whom he shared a cell, was lonely ... Read more...

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Aamer warns players against fixing in ICC video


April 5th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 5 (IANS) Tainted Pakistan bowler Mohammad Aamer has appeared in an educational video on behalf of International Cricket Council's anti-corruption unit, warning players not to make the same ... Read more...

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Controversy - instant claim to fame for Bollywood wannabes


March 30th, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Starlets like Noopur Mehta, Poonam Pandey and Veena Malik have proved that there is nothing like a controversy to get instant fame. From fighting ... Read more...

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ICC to probe county match-fixing charges


March 11th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 11 (IANS) Indian bookies are fixing "soft target" county matches in England, according to an investigation by Sunday Times. The International Cricket Council (ICC) has decided to investigate ... Read more...

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Pakistan mulls successor to ISI chief


February 16th, 2012 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 16 (IANS) Pakistan has begun to look for a successor to spy chief Lt Gen Shuja Pasha, who retires next month, a media report said. General Pasha ... Read more...

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Miffed Veena Malik swears to tell all before next break


December 20th, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 20 (IANS) Pakistani actress Veena Malik, new drama queen in the making, has reacted to reports of her 'missing act' as dramatically as possible. She swears to inform ... Read more...

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Butt and Aamer’s appeals rejected


November 23rd, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 23 (IANS) Pakistan cricketers Salman Butt and Mohammad Aamer's appeals against their sentences for a spot-fixing scam were rejected Wednesday. "The pair were not present at the Court of ... Read more...

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Appeals of Butt, Aamer to be heard Wednesday


November 19th, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 19 (IANS) The appeals of jailed Pakistani cricketers Salman Butt and Mohammed Aamer will be heard by the Court of Appeal Wednesday for their involvement in spot fixing ... Read more...

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Pakistani, Australian cricket boards form anti-graft unit


November 16th, 2011 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
London/Melbourne, Nov 16 (IANS) In the wake of three Pakistani cricketers being convicted of spot-fixing, both the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Cricket Australia (CA) have set-up anti-corruption watchdogs ... Read more...

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Match-fixing rampant in all countries: Former ICC investigator


November 16th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 16 (IANS) Paul Condon, the former head of the International Cricket Council's anti-corruption unit, has blown the myth that match fixing is prevalent only in the sub-continent.In an ... Read more...

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Swann: Prison sentences to Pak trio a ‘wake-up call’


November 14th, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 14 (IANS) England spinner Graeme Swann feels the punishment handed out to the three guilty Pakistani players will serve as a "massive wake-up call" for cricket.The Pakistani trio ... Read more...

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Jailed Pakistan cricketers face deportation from Britain


November 12th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 12 (IANS) Jailed Pakistani crickers Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamer could be deported from Britain once they finish their terms.The trio were found guilty by the ... Read more...

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Butt appeals against 30-month jail sentence


November 9th, 2011 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 9 (IANS) Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt has appealed against his 30-month jail sentence for spot-fixing in a Test match against England at Lord's last year.Butt, along with ... Read more...

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Former ICC anti-graaft chief proposes ban on ‘corrupt’ teams


November 6th, 2011 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 6 (IANS) Paul Condon, the former chief of the world cricket body's Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU), has proposed banning of teams whose players are found guilty of ... Read more...

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Strauss calls ICC’S Anti-Corruption watchdog ‘toothless tiger’


November 5th, 2011 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 5 (IANS) England's Test captain Andrew Strauss has called the world cricket body's Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) a "toothless tiger" following the spot-fixing scandal that resulted in ... Read more...

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Asif likely to be moved to an open prison: Report


November 5th, 2011 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 5 (IANS) Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Asif, who is one of the three cricketers sentenced for spot-fixing, could be moved to an open prison, according to a ... Read more...

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I refused to meet Majeed, says Afridi


November 5th, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Nov 5 (IANS) Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi Saturday claimed that he was approached by jailed bookmaker Mazhar Majeed several times but he distanced himself from the agent as he ... Read more...

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Butt’s family postpones his sister’s wedding


November 4th, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Nov 4 (IANS) Salman Butt's family is in a "state of shock" after the former Pakistani cricket captain was found guilty of spot-fixing and has postponed his sister's wedding ... Read more...

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Watson endorses life-ban for corrupt cricketers


November 4th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 4 (IANS) Australian vice captain Shane Watson feels cricketers found guilty of corruption should be banned for life.Watson's comments come in the wake of a landmark judgement by ... Read more...

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Cricketing world welcomes jail for tainted Pakistanis


November 3rd, 2011 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 3 (IANS) The cricketing world Thursday welcomed the jail terms for tainted Pakistani players Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamir, saying the punishments will serve as a ... Read more...

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Tainted Pakistan cricketers, agent get jail


November 3rd, 2011 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 3 (IANS) Former Pakistan cricket captain Salman Butt will spend 30 months in jail, fast bowler Mohammad Asif a year and 19-year-old Mohammad Aamir six months in a ... Read more...

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Families stand by jailed Pakistani cricketers


November 3rd, 2011 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Nov 3 (IANS) Families of jailed Pakistani cricketers Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammed Aamir stood by them Thursday, saying they are innocent and have been implicated in the ... Read more...

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London fixes it in 15 months, Delhi groping dark for 11 years


November 3rd, 2011 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) It took exactly 15 months for the London Metropolitan Police to complete investigation and get conviction of Pakistani cricketers Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad ... Read more...

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Factfile on jailed Pakistani cricketers, bookie


November 3rd, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 3 (IANS) The following is a factfile on Pakistani cricketers Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir, and bookie Mazhar Majeed, who have been jailed in England on ... Read more...

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Judge tells Butt he was the ‘orchestrator’ of spot-fixing


November 3rd, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 3 (IANS) The judge at the Southwark Crown Court while punishing the three Pakistani cricketers for their role in spot-fixing said Thursday that he had reserved the harshest ... Read more...

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Butt gets 30-month sentence, Asif one year, Aamer 6 months (Lead)


November 3rd, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 3 (IANS) Former Pakistan cricket captain Salman Butt was sentenced to 30 months in prision for spot fixing by the Southwark Crown Court here Thursday. Fast bowlers Mohammad ... Read more...

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Match-fixing not just restricted to sub-continent: Lee


November 3rd, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Nov 3 (IANS) Australian fast bowler Brett Lee says that match-fixing was not just restricted to the sub-continent but can happen in any part of the world where cricket ... Read more...

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Was offered money to fix T20 match: Nixon


November 3rd, 2011 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 3 (IANS) Former England wicketkeeper Paul Nixon has claimed that he was offered "millions of pounds" to throw a Twenty20 match in England.The Leicestershire veteran, who retired ... Read more...

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Time to introduce reforms in Pakistan cricket: Sohail


November 2nd, 2011 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 2 (IANS) Former Pakistan captain and opening batsman Aamer Sohail fears if the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) does not learn from the latest incident of spot-fixing, such things ... Read more...

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Pakistani players return to court for sentencing


November 2nd, 2011 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 2 (IANS) The three Pakistan players found guilty of spot-fixing returned to court Wednesday ahead of their sentences.Salman Butt, the disgraced former Pakistan captain, and fast bowler Mohammad ... Read more...

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The guilty should never play for Pakistan again: Raja


November 2nd, 2011 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 2 (IANS) Former Pakistan captain Ramiz Raja said the three cricketers found guilty of spot-fixing should never play for their country again.Pakistan trio Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and ... Read more...

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Conviction should serve as a warning for others: Botham


November 2nd, 2011 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 2 (IANS) Former England captain Ian Botham said the conviction of Pakistan players for spot-fixing should serve as a "warning" that cheating and corruption will not be tolerated."The ... Read more...

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