Pakistan cricketer Salman Butt admitted to his involvement in spot-fixing during a Test match between Pakistan and England in 2010, for which he was banned.

Butt along with Mohammed Asif and Mohammed Aamer were banned by the ICC after it was proved that they were guilty of spot-fixing during a Test match against England at Lord's in 2010.

In April, Butt and his former teammate Mohammad Asif lost their appeals to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) for the suspensions to be reduced and Dave Richardson, the ICC's chief executive, called on them to admit their wrongdoing and cooperate with the ICC's Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU).

"I admit the decision of the ICC tribunal," Butt said in a brief statement. "I said it before and am saying again, that to all those who have been disappointed by my actions I do apologise for them. Also, the effect it had on cricket's integrity, I would like to apologise for that," Butt was quoted as saying

(With inputs from PTI)