Salman Butt training fellow convicts in UK jail

Salman Butt was jailed for 30 months after proven guilty on spot-fixing charges AFP

By CricketCountry Staff

New Delhi: Feb 20, 2012

Jailed Pakistan cricketer Salman Butt has been training fellow convicts in a UK jail s gymnasium, his father has revealed.

“My son has been assigned to impart training to other prisoners in jail,” said Zulfiqar Butt.

The former Pakistan captain, who was jailed for 30 months after proven guilty on spot-fixing charges, has been made the gymnasium in-charge, MiD DAY reported.

However, an official of the Canterbury jail declined revealing Butt s role in the gym and said all offenders are allowed to use the gym.

“We cannot reveal activities of the individual prisoner, but I can confirm that all offenders are allowed to attend the gym at the same time. It is a free service offered to prisoners here,” the official said.

The prison boasts of facilities such as gym, astro-turf pitch, kitchens, education and workshops.