Butt told to admit fixing or face more sanctions
Banned former Test captain Salman Butt has been told in clear terms by Pakistan Cricket Board to admit his involvement in 2010 spot-fixing incident in England or else face the prospect of his suspension being extended to 10 years, according to sources.
A senior Board official said the PCB had been in constant touch with Butt and his lawyer in this regard but so far the former captain was not willing to admit his full and direct involvement in the spot-fixing scandal during the fourth Test at Lord's five years ago.
The ICC banned Butt and pace bowlers Muhammad Aamir and Muhammad Asif for spot-fixing during the Test with all of them getting minimum five-year bans. The ICC's anti-corruption tribunal also imposed a suspended five-year ban on Butt. This five-year suspended ban could be added up if Butt did not meet <g data-gr-id="12">with </g>the requirements of the ICC?s anti-corruption code. Butt's five-year active ban ends in September this year while Aamir has already been given a relaxation by the ICC and allowed to resume playing domestic cricket.