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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Spot fixing scandal: Salman Butt to be freed early, says father

Disgraced former Test captain Salman Butt is to be released early from prison in Britain, his father claimed on Wednesday.

The 27-year-old was jailed for 30 months last November on charges of accepting illegal
payments during the Lord’s Test against England in August 2010.

Butt, team mates Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamer, and agent Mazhar Majeed were accused of contriving deliberate no-balls in return for money.

Aamer was released in February after serving half his six-month sentence while Asif, jailed for 12 months, was freed in May.

Butt’s father Zulfiqar said his son was being released early. “We expect him to be released tonight,” he told a private news channel.

“My son’s good behaviour has led to the decision and he will be in Pakistan in the next three to four days,” Zulfiqar added.

Butt’s wife and elder son visited him in jail last month.


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