<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif can play for Pakistan after ban" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20130418204150.jpg" title="Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif can play for Pakistan after ban" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Salman Butt (right) was banned for 10 years, five suspended, and Mohammad Asif for seven years with two suspended © AFP</p> </div> <strong>Lahore: Apr 18, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> Pakistan will allow disgraced former captain <a href="/tags/Salman-Butt/post" target="_blank">Salman Butt</a> and <a href="/tags/Mohammad-Asif/post" target="_blank">Mohammad Asif</a> back into domestic cricket once they serve their bans for spot-fixing, the country’s cricket chief said Thursday.<br /> <br /> Butt, Asif and team-mate <a href="/tags/Mohammad-Aamer/post" target="_blank">Mohammad Aamer</a> were banned for a minimum of five years by the International Cricket Council (ICC) after being found guilty of spot-fixing at the 2010 Lords Test against England.<br /> <br /> On Wednesday, the Court of Arbitration for Sports <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/cricket-articles/Salman-Butt-Mohammad-Asif-s-appeals-against-bans-dismissed/25323" target="_blank">rejected appeals</a> from Butt and Asif. Aamer, who had pleaded guilty, did not appeal.<br /> <br /> Butt was banned for 10 years, five suspended, and Asif for seven years with two suspended. Aamer’s five-year ban was the minimum the ICC could impose.<br /> <br /> All three were jailed by a British court in 2011 but were released last year.<br /> <br /> Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman <a href="/tags/Zaka-Ashraf/post" target="_blank">Zaka Ashraf</a> said Butt and Asif will have to serve their spot-fixing bans.<br /> <br /> "They will have to serve it. Then we will include them in First-Class domestic cricket and see how they perform," said Ashraf.<br /> <br /> Butt on Wednesday vowed to revive his career.<br /> <br /> "I have completed half of my punishment, so in 2015 I will be eligible to play and I am motivated and fit to revive my career," Butt told a news conference.<br /> <br /> Ashraf said no player should ever fix.<br /> <br /> "If he does, he will destroy his future and bring a bad name, not only to himself but to his country," said Ashraf.<br /> <br /> Former captain Rashid Latif said Butt and Asif had a right to play after their bans "provided they are fit and have the will to play".<br /> <br /> "I would have been disappointed if they were let off," Latif told AFP.<br /> <br /> West Indies’ Marlon Samuels is the only player to return to international cricket after being banned for having links to a bookmaker. He was out of the game for two years, returning in 2010.