Home > News >

Salman Butt asks PCB to treat him, Mohammad Aamer, Mohammad Asif equally

Salman Butt believes the PCB has been partial towards Mohammad Amir © Getty Images
Salman Butt believes the PCB has been partial towards Mohammad Amir © Getty Images

Karachi: Apr 13, 2014

Former Pakistan Test captain Salman Butt has requested the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to treat the banned players — Mohammad Asif and Mohammed Aamer and him — who are trying to resume their domestic and international careers equally.  Butt along with teammates Aamer and Asif were reportedly jailed and banned for a minimum of five years in 2010 by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for spot fixing during a Test match against England.

According to The Dawn, Amir had pleaded guilty and did not contest the punishment but the Court of Arbitration for Sport rejected Asif and Butt’s appeals last year.

PCB chairman, Najam Sethi said that he would fight at the ICC for Amir to resume playing at least domestic First-Class cricket later this year after ICC anti-corruption laws are amended this summer adding that top lawyers in the UK had advised him that Butt and Asif do not have strong cases.

Butt said that he wishes Sethi should also do what he is doing for Asif, for other banned players as well. Butt also said that Pakistan does not need Amir and he wished him all the best, but added that he feels other banned players should also get similar treatment.

Butt, who also wants to start his rehabilitation, said that he has met with PCB’s anti-corruption official at least 10 times, but the official always informs him that the board would let him know.

The former left-handed opener said that people do make mistakes, but once they serve their punishments they should be given a chance to revive their lives.  The minimum five-year bans for all three players are due to end in September 2015, the report added.

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 30, 2014 (11:30 IST)   at Abu Dhabi

Sri Lanka tour of India, 2014

Nov 2, 2014 (13:30 IST)   at Cuttack

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Nov 3, 2014 (09:00 IST)   at Khulna

South Africa tour of Australia, 2014

Nov 5, 2014 (14:05 IST)   at Adelaide

Sri Lanka tour of India, 2014

Nov 6, 2014 (13:30 IST)   at Ahmedabad

More

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Nov 15, 2014  at Ahmedabad

Match cancelled

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Nov 7, 2014  at Bengaluru

Match cancelled

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 30, 2014  at Hyderabad

Match cancelled

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 27, 2014  at Hamilton

No result

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Oct 25, 2014  at Dhaka

Bangladesh won by 3 wkts

Photos

Pakistan vs Australia, 2nd Test

Videos

Tendulkar provides teaser on upcoming book

Live Cricket Score Duleep Trophy Central Zone vs South Zone, final at Delhi Day 4: KL Rahul brings up sixth FC century with six; South Zone 148/1

Live Cricket Score Pakistan vs Australia, 2nd Test, Day 3 at Abu Dhabi: Australia bowled out for 261

Don Bradman dismissed twice on the same day

Rohit Sharma looks to strengthen career after an inconsistent year

Yuvraj Singh — have we seen the last of the man who won India three World Cups?

Australia Australia tour of UAE 2014 Australia vs Pakistan Australia vs Pakistan 2014 Central Zone Duleep Trophy Duleep Trophy 2014-15 India Pakistan Pakistan vs Australia Pakistan vs Australia 2014 South Zone South Zone vs Central Zone Sri Lanka Sri Lanka tour of India 2014

Pakistan hold advantage with 370-run lead at stumps on Day 3 of 2nd Test against Australia

India vs Sri Lanka 2014: Virat Kohli looks forward to captaincy stint

India vs Sri Lanka 2014: Chance for both teams to get the No.1 ODI spot

Duleep Trophy 2014-15 final: KL Rahul century guides South Zone to 184/1 at stumps

India vs Sri Lanka 2014: Run feast expected in first ODI in Cuttack

Don Bradman dismissed twice on the same day

Virat Kohli’s captaincy opportunities important in context of India’s succession plans

Rohit Sharma looks to strengthen career after an inconsistent year

Younis Khan equals Javed Miandad’s record of most 150+ scores by Pakistan batsman

India vs Sri Lanka 2014: Manish Pandey showing signs of fulfilling potential

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

678 Posts | 6 Fans

Video Highlights: Younis Khan century during Pakistan vs Australia 1st Test at Dubai

India A vs Sri Lanka: Fringe players look to impress

NGOs pursue education for all

Dance Basanti from Ungli: Put on your dancing shoes and practice the Basanti move!

Weight Loss Tip #59: Eat oranges to lose weight

Sensex surges 150 points in early trade to regain 27,000-mark

PricewaterhouseCoopers partners Google to offer business solutions to clients

Google X Lab working on nanoparticles to help detect diseases early

Priyanka Chopra has the best no make-up selfie on Instagram, think fans!

Lisa Haydon: I slept off midway while watching the original Shaukeen!

International programme in Animal Husbandry

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here