Pakistan News: Former Pakistan cricket captain Salman Butt said Sunday he was “disappointed” by the 10-year ban on him by a court anti-corruption and call for a reduced sentence.
The charges relate to the bowling ball not to deliberate on the tour last year in England.
Teammates Amir Mohammad and Mohammad Asif were handed bans seven-year sentence with two and five years respectively.
Upon his return to Pakistan on Sunday, told reporters at Lahore airport Butt: “All I can say is that I am disappointed by the verdict, but I will not speak at length when a decision is detailed.
“I do not agree with the ban of 10 years, and once changed the rules of the Code of Conduct, which the manager has also asked the court to the fact, I hope, the penalty can be reduced,” he said.
After a long hearing in Doha on Saturday, the national director Michael Beloff said he had asked the ICC to consider the amendment of the Code is currently orders for at least a five-year sentence for corruption in the game.
The experts believed that Amir should be given a lighter penalty because he is only 18 years old and had not violated the code of conduct in its short two year career, but the court closed for at least five years of prohibition.
The accusations against three players to the allegations during the test match against England last year of the Lord, when news of Britain’s World tabloid claimed the players were not prepared to deliberately bowl of balls.
The newspaper claimed the players were committed to reinforce the point betting scam organized by British-based agent, Mazhar Majeed.
Last Friday, in a separate development, prosecutors in Britain charged three players and an agent of crimes of corruption, and called them to appear before the Court on March 17.
The trio of Pakistan has repeatedly denied the accusations.
Butt said he sat with his lawyers decide to appeal against the ban.
“I love cricket, that is my life and you want to resume my career,” he said.
Amir said on Saturday he was “shocked and extremely disappointed” by his sentence.
“I did not expect much of a ban,” Amir told AFP, adding that he also will consider the appeal.