Thursday, September 2, 2010

ICC Suspends Pakisthan's Butt, Asif, Aamer

Cricket's apple administering anatomy answerable three Pakistan stars accused in a action betray with anti-corruption offences and provisionally abeyant them Thursday, as the leash protested their innocence.

The International Candid Council (ICC) said Test captain Salman Butt and bowlers Mohammad Aamer and Mohammad Asif were barred from demography allotment in all candid matches with actual effect, although they can address the suspension.

Earlier, Pakistan's agent to Britain said afterwards affair the leash that they had asked to absence the blow of the team's bout of England because of the scandal, but said he believed their affirmation that they were innocent.

The ICC said it had answerable the three stars with offences beneath its anti-corruption cipher and they had been provisionally abeyant awaiting a accommodation on those charges. "We will not abide bribery in candid - simple as that," said ICC arch controlling Haroon Lorgat. "We charge be absolute with such affairs and if proven, these offences backpack austere penalties up to a activity ban.

"It is important, however, that we do not pre-judge the answerability of these three players. That is for the absolute attorneys abandoned to decide."

Earlier, Butt, Aamer and Asif met with Pakistan Candid Board ( PCB) administrator Ijaz Butt and Pakistan's agent to Britain, Wajid Shamsul Hasan, at the diplomat's London office.
Speaking afterwards, Hasan said: "The three players accept said that they are acutely abashed by what has happened in the accomplished week, abnormally in attention of their declared captivation in the crime. "They mentioned that they are abolutely innocent in the accomplished adventure and shall avert their chastity as such.

"They advance that on annual of the brainy ache which has acutely afflicted them, they are not in the appropriate anatomy of apperception to comedy the actual matches." Asked after if he believed the leash were innocent, Hasan replied: "Yes, I accept in their innocence."

Butt, Aamer and Asif were all called in a News of the Apple address which declared they were complex in a "spot-fixing" betray by bowling advised no-balls in aftermost week's Test bout with England in barter for cash. However Hasan after questioned the actuality of video footage attempt by the newspaper, adage the players may accept been framed.

The leash were able by badge during the Lord's Test and had their adaptable phones confiscated. Sky News appear they would be questioned afresh Friday, but Scotland Yard banned to affirm this.

"If it is accurate and they accept been begin (guilty of) match-fixing and throwing amateur and spot-betting with the no-balls and stuff, if that's the case they should be befuddled out," Warne told reporters. "It's as simple as that."

Former England candid drillmaster Duncan Fletcher additionally adopted a adamantine line, autograph in The Guardian bi-weekly that activity bans were the alone way to accelerate a bright bulletin to players who compromised the candor of the sport. "We charge be adamant and put the abhorrence of God into people. Even the aboriginal breach charge beggarly that a career is over," he said.

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