Salman, Asif should learn CAS verdict in April
Disgraced former Pakistan captain Salman Butt and fast bowler Mohammad Asif should learn in April whether the Court of Arbitration for Sport has overturned their bans for spotfixing.
A spokesman for the Swissbased court told media on Thursday that the results of the two ex-players' hearings, held at the start of February, were scheduled to be issued in a month's time. Butt, Asif and fellow paceman Mohammad Amir were banned by the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 2011 after being found guilty of corruption for deliberately contriving no balls to order in the infamous Lord's Test against England in 2010.
In November 2011, the trio were also jailed by a British court over the scandal, which was linked to an illegal betting ring. All three were released last year after completing half of their sentences. The case was among cricket's biggest scandals of recent years. Butt, now 28, was banned from the game for 10 years, with the possibility of five suspended.