Mohammad Amir pleads guilty to spot-fixing

Mohammad Amir said he was under immense pressure Getty Images

London: Nov 1, 2011

Young Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir has pleaded guilty to spot-fixing during last year’s Lord’s Test against England, a media report said on Tuesday.

According to ESPNCricinfo Amir said that “there was extreme pressure on him and cited threats to his place in the side if he did not participate in the fixing”.

Amir gave his plea at the pre-trial at Southwark Crown Court on September 16, which had preceded the full trial attended by Salman Butt and Mohammed Asif, who pleaded not guilty to the charges against them.

Reporting restrictions under the United Kingdom’s laws meant Amir’s plea could not be published so as not to bias a jury ruling on the other two players, the report said,

Salman Butt and Mohammed Asif were today found guilty of conspiracy to cheat and receiving corrupt payments. (PTI)