March 18, 2020 | Physical sports | No Comments
Three suspected Pakistani cricketers in a match-fixing case
The three Pakistanis are suspected of being involved in a match-fixing case against England and will appear in Doha before an anti-corruption tribunal of the International Cricket Federation (ICC).
The three Pakistani cricketers suspected of being involved in a match-fixing case against England will appear in Doha from January 6 to 11 before the International Cricket Federation (ICC) anti-corruption tribunal. The three judges of the court could impose a suspension ranging from five years to a ban on the competition for life if their guilt was proven.
The three players concerned, the former captain of the Pakistani team Salman Butt, as well as the pitchers Mohammad Aamer and Mohammad Asif, had their contracts suspended by the Pakistani federation after these accusations of rigged matches. They had also been provisionally suspended by the ICC. The players are suspected of having deliberately missed several game actions during an England-Pakistan meeting on August 22 in London to promote a betting organization, during the tour of the Pakistani team. They had been heard by the British police but no charges had been brought against them.
Aamer is confident about the judges’ decision. “My lawyer has put the case together and with the prayers of millions of supporters, I hope the decision will be in our favor,” he said in Doha on Tuesday. “It is a nightmare for me, the most difficult ordeal of my life, but I am confident in my capacity to overcome these difficulties” , reacted Salman Butt.