Pakistan cricket player Salman Butt was found guilty Tuesday of taking money to fix a major international competition against England last summer, a British crown court said.
Another player, Mohammad Asif, was also found guilty of conspiracy to cheat, in a scandal that rocked the international sport.
The Pakistanis were accused of spot-fixing, which involves deliberately throwing parts of a game, rather than the whole match.
The News of the World, the British tabloid that first reported the allegations, said players deliberately bowled "no balls," or fouls, at specific points in the game and that the alleged ringleader made 150,000 pounds (about $230,000) in the scam.
The News of the World has since folded in an unrelated scandal.FULL STORY