November 1st, 2011
08:56 AM ET

Pakistan cricketers guilty of corruption

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.

soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. justathought

    So what's new?

    November 1, 2011 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  2. Yup

    wow.....what a shocker.....cant even play a game without looking to make money. Once again.....a country with no Honor.

    November 1, 2011 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    Is this the game they use severed goat's heads?

    Don't answer that.
    I was being sarcastic.

    November 1, 2011 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  4. krm1007

    Nothwitstanding the fact that Indian players were the pioneers in spot fixing and cheating in cricket matches and the center of all cricket gambling/spot fixing is Mumbai/Chennai, India.......this incident should not be tolerated in Pakistan cricket. Once the due legal process is completed and all appeals have been exhausted and appeal periods expired, these players if found guilty should be banned for life by Pakistan irrespective of ICC actions.

    November 1, 2011 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
    • dreamworks

      LOL... you pakistani swines are all alike, need a chance to blame the Indians for all your problems. Get your facts straight, azshole. friggin terrorist

      November 1, 2011 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  5. krm1007

    Besides cheating and fixing cricket matches......insider stock trading....and medical insurance fraud by Indian doctors in USA and across the world.........India poses a clear and present danger to the regional security of the world. USA...NATO...Pakistan and Afghanistan people and armed forces. Hindu cult extremism is on the rise and fanning all terrorism worldwide. Indians are the bankers to and financing terrorism and supporting Talibans and Al Qaeda and harboring them in India. These terrorists are being entertained in the Indian parliament building in New Delhi where they are residing and then smuggle dover to Pakistan in Indian Army helicopters. Shame on these Indians. Like the NAZI's they need to be stopped forcefully and immediately. If it takes bombing lets bomb India, if it takes Drones...lets drone New Delhi....., if it takes total aniihilation of India lets use HATF 101.....NOW !!!!!!

    November 1, 2011 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  6. Mehwish Khan

    its really nice post.... 🙂 thnxs for posting dear 🙂

    November 11, 2011 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |