Monday 19 August 2013 

Video - Asif Apologises For Spot-Fixing

Watch as Pakistan international Mohammad Asif admits his role in spot-fixing back in 2010 and apologises for his conduct.

In a statement he said he had a written apology ready to hand to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and the International Cricket Council (ICC).

He added that he would be following the PCB's rehabilitation programme and he hoped that he would one day be able to make a return to playing cricket.

Asif was banned for seven years with two of those years suspended for his part in the plot to bowl no balls at pre-arranged times during Pakistan's 2010 tour of England.

His team-mates Salman Butt and Mohammad Amir were also banned by the ICC for a minimum of five years and all three players, as well as agent Mazhar Majeed, served custodial sentences following a trial by jury in England.

Amir and Majeed admitted their guilt ahead of the trail but both Asif and Butt took their appeals to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) before finally following Amir's lead and admitting their involvement.

Video courtesy of SNTV

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