Friday 28 June 2013 

Video - Butt Admits Spot-Fixing, Apologises

Video - Butt Admits Spot-Fixing, Apologises
Video - Butt Admits Spot-Fixing, Apologises
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Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt has admitted to spot-fixing and publicly apologised for his involvement in the corruption that has seemingly ended his career.

He was handed a five-year ban from cricket with five years suspended by the International Cricket Council (ICC) and also served a custodial sentence in England following a conviction for his part in a scheme to bowl no balls to order in 2010.

Fast bowlers Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir were also detained and banned and while Amir admitted to his part in the plot, Asif and Butt took their cases to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, which rejected their claims in April.

"I want to say that I also accept the ban imposed on me by the ICC tribunal," Butt said.

"Secondly, I have also said to the nation and the people and also the cricket lovers in the world, If they felt hurt over what I have done in the past I really apologise to all of them. And if the cricket reputation is damaged by me - then I apologise."

He added that he hoped young cricketers would stay away from corruption and that he maintains the belief that he can one day return to playing cricket.

© Cricket World 2013

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