<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="Salman Butt meets PCB officials, seeks redemption" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20130424134450.jpg" title="Salman Butt meets PCB officials, seeks redemption" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Mohammad Amir (left), Mohammad Asif and Salman Butt were banned from playing any form of cricket after tje spot-fixing scandal in Pakistan's last Britain tour in 2010 © Getty Images</p> </div> <br /> <strong>Lahore: May 14, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> <a href="/tags/Pakistan/post" target="_blank">Pakistan</a>'s cricket squad fly to Britain early Tuesday, seeking to win next month's Champions Trophy and avoid any repetition of the scandal that marred their last British tour in 2010.<br /> <br /> The spot-fixing scandal, disclosed by the now defunct News of the World, was related to the deliberate bowling of no-balls in return for money during the Lord's Test against England.<br /> <br /> It resulted in bans on then-captain Salman Butt, <a href="/tags/Mohammad-Asif/post" target="_blank">Mohammad Asif </a>and Mohammad Aamer as well as jail terms for the trio and their agent Mazhar Majeed.<br /> <br /> Pakistan's manager <a href="/tags/Naveed-Akram-Cheema/post" target="_blank">Naveed Akram Cheema</a> said the players had been briefed extensively to avoid any controversy.<br /> <br /> "We have briefed the players that this is a very sensitive tour and they should maintain strict discipline as we don't want a repeat of 2010 events," Cheema told reporters.<br /> <br /> "Players are told to restrict their off-the-field movement."<br /> <br /> A special "vigilance" officer will accompany the squad in addition to a regular security officer.<br /> <br /> Pakistan will play two one-day games each against Scotland and Ireland before competing in the eight-nation Champions Trophy in England from June 6-23.<br /> <br /> They are in group B along with arch-rivals India, the West Indies and South Africa. Holders Australia, England, Sri Lanka and New Zealand form group A.<br /> <br /> Captain <a href="/tags/Misbah-ul-Haq/post" target="_blank">Misbah-ul Haq</a>, not a member of the fateful 2010 tour, said the team can succeed. "I think there are no favourites for the trophy," he said.<br /> <br /> "We have a talented team and if all the players play their roles accordingly, then we can win the tournament. We have selected a squad specifically for English conditions."<br /> <br /> Misbah said Pakistan have a balanced team, with a strong bowling attack.<br /> <br /> "We have world-class spinners and some quality pace bowlers in Junaid Khan and Mohammad Irfan, but it is a matter of how we execute our plans and everybody does his job," he said.<br /> <br /> Pakistan have off-spinner <a href="/tags/Saeed-Ajmal/post" target="_blank">Saeed Ajmal</a> and left-arm spinner <a href="/tags/Abdul-Rehman/post" target="_blank">Abdul Rehman</a> while opener Mohammad Hafeez also bowls off-spin.<br /> <br /> All-rounder <a href="/tags/Shahid-Afridi/post" target="_blank">Shahid Afridi</a> and experienced batsman Younis Khan were not selected while spearhead Umar Gul was ruled out with a knee injury.<br /> <br /> Head coach <a href="/tags/Dav-Whatmore/post" target="_blank">Dav Whatmore</a> also said the team will aim for the title.<br /> <br /> "We always want to open a series or a tournament with a win and that's what we are going to do in the Champions Trophy," said Whatmore, a former Australian batsman.<br /> <br /> "Our team is balanced and strong and we have prepared well for the event."