London, Nov 3: Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt, and fast bowlers Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir, were today jailed by London's Southwark Crown Court for involvement in a spot-fixing scam during the 2010 Lord's Test against England.
Butt has been sentenced to two-and-a-half years in jail, Asif for a year, while Amir will be jailed for six months.
The spot-fixing controversy centres on allegations that Butt, Asif and Amir took bribes from Mazhar Majeed to deliberately under-perform at certain times in the match.
Undercover reporters from News of the World, led by Mazher Mahmood, had secretly video-taped Majeed accepting money and informing the reporters that Asif and Amir would deliberately bowl no-balls at specific points in an over.
This information could have been used by gamblers to place bets. (ANI)
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