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Recipient of a lifetime ban, Saleem Malik believes sports can never be rid of corruption
Recipient of a lifetime ban, Saleem Malik believes sports can never be rid of corruption

Saleem Malik played 103 Tests of Pakistan before he was banned for life in the year 2000.Former Pakistani cricketer Saleem Malik, who has been banned for life by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for match fixing, is convinced that cricket or any other sport can never be rid of corruption.“These fixing matters they can never be completely eradicated from cricket or other sports,” Malik told PTI in an interview.“T

Jan 21 2016
Pakistan head coach backs Butt and Asif for a comeback
Pakistan head coach backs Butt and Asif for a comeback

Waqar believes Butt and Asif should get a second chance Waqar Younis, the head coach of the Pakistan national cricket team, has backed an international comeback for convicted spot-fixers Salman Butt and Mohammed Asif. He said that they should not be treated any differently from the reconditioned pacer Mohammed Amir.In an interview Waqar said, "The way I see it if Butt and Asif perform well in their comeback in domestic cricket why can&#

Jan 13 2016
Salman Butt scores a century in his first match after comeback
Salman Butt scores a century in his first match after comeback

Butt marked his return with a ton in domestic cricketFormer Pakistani skipper Salman Butt scored a century on his comeback in a domestic match in the ongoing National One Day Cup in Pakistan on Sunday. Butt scored 135 from 143 balls for his team Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) against Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). Butt’s teammate Mohammed Asif, another accused in the 2010 spot-fixing scam

Jan 11 2016
PCB says Butt and Asif not in contention for Pakistan yet
PCB says Butt and Asif not in contention for Pakistan yet

The timelines for the three men in picture would be different as far as playing for Pakistan is concerned.The re-admission of Mohammad Amir having raised enough eyebrows, the PCB looks to be in no hurry to reinstate the other two accused of the infamous 2010 spot-fixing saga, Salman Butt, and Mohammad Asif, as Haroon Rasheed, Pakistan’s chief selector said that the two are still completing their rehabilitation process. The two crickete

Jan 7 2016
Satire: 5 things that can happen in cricket in 2016
Satire: 5 things that can happen in cricket in 2016

Disclaimer: The sources and ‘reports’ in this article are about as much real as Suresh Raina’s nephew, but you would’ve realized that anyway, right? Now that the Yuletide spirit is about to fade away, let us all sit down and take a deep breath. The cricketing world has borne witness to much ugliness this year, which is somewhat natural given the kind of cricket teams play these days, and much more is yet to come in 2016.

Amir to be considered for the New Zealand tour
Amir to be considered for the New Zealand tour

A reinvigorated Mohammad Amir is set for a comeback The road for the tainted Pakistani seamer Mohammad Amir seems to be becoming easier by the day. In the latest development, the PCB Chairman Shahryar Khan was reported to be considering Amir’s name for the upcoming tour of New Zealand in January. While he is not in contention for the upcoming probable series against India, Amir’s return comes as a significant reward f

Dec 9 2015
Asif and Butt allowed to play domestic cricket after rehab
Asif and Butt allowed to play domestic cricket after rehab

While Amir is already playing in the BPL, Asif and Butt might play early next year Mohammad Asif and Salman Butt, who had received a five year ban from the ICC for their alleged involvement in the 2010 spot-fixing scandal, are set to play competitive domestic cricket early next year.  ICC had lifted the bans it had imposed on Asif and Butt in September, but the PCB were in no hurry to bring them back, and instead waited for their reha

Dec 4 2015
The curious case of Mohammad Amir: Does he deserve a second chance?
The curious case of Mohammad Amir: Does he deserve a second chance?

Amir is currently part of one Bangladesh Premier League franchise “To err is human, to forgive divine.” Since time immemorial, men and women alike have believed that the world houses individuals, who, with a streak of patience and kindness, will overlook all flaws that exist in the modern day. However, recent quotations, words and newspaper reports, have given hints of an existing environment where virtue is but folklore

Nov 30 2015
Former Pakistan Captain wants Amir not to be selected in squad
Former Pakistan Captain wants Amir not to be selected in squad

Mohammad Amir is playing in BPL but PCB hasn’t allowed Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif to play domestic cricket Former Pakistani cricketer Inzamam-ul-Haq believes that Mohammad Amir, Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif should be kept away from the national team. These three players were banned from cricket for five years because of a spot-fixing scandal. The 45-year old former Pakistani captain said, “I don't think it would be a go

Nov 26 2015
Kevin Pietersen shows no mercy on Mohammad Amir
Kevin Pietersen shows no mercy on Mohammad Amir

Amir got Pietersen’s wicket in the 2010 Lord’s Test Kevin Pietersen became the first English player who was involved in the 2010 spot-fixing match to open up about the issue, reports ESPNcricinfo. He showed his anger about the fact that Pakistan’s Mohammad Amir has been given a chance to play cricket again and make a comeback to the national side. The final match of 4-Test series between England and Pakistan was hit by spo

Nov 21 2015
Reports: Aamer's comeback trial on hold
Reports: Aamer's comeback trial on hold

Pakistani players are not impressed with Aamer's attitude, according to reports Talented yet tainted Pakistan bowler Mohammad Aamer’s quest for a return to competitive cricket has taken a hit as the current crop of players have expressed their displeasure to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). Pressure has mounted on the Board not to consider Aamer for selection, as most of the players are reluctant to share the dress

Nov 2 2015
Video: Watch Mohammad Amir pick five wickets with deadly swing bowling
Video: Watch Mohammad Amir pick five wickets with deadly swing bowling

Mohammad Amir has been bowling exceptionally well since his ban ended Tainted Pakistan seamer Mohammad Amir bagged five wickets in an innings for his side thanks to some brilliant swing bowling. The young seamer has been in the news lately after serving out the five-year ban imposed on the trio of Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif, and Mohammad Amir. The trio are still not allowed to come back to first-class cricket yet as the Pakistan Crick

Oct 15 2015
Tainted duo Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif sign up for first-class team
Tainted duo Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif sign up for first-class team

Mohammad Asif and Salman Butt.  Troubled Pakistani cricketers Mohammad Asif and Salman Butt were signed up by a major Pakistani team, to play first-class cricket, reports IBN Live. The duo who were relieved of sanctions over spot-fixing last month, were signed up by former Pakistani domestic champions Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA). WAPDA chairman Zafar Mahmood confirmed that Butt and Asif will feature in

Oct 10 2015
Salman Butt fears isolation from international cricket
Salman Butt fears isolation from international cricket

Salman Butt was the captain of the Pakistani national side during the spot fixing scandal of 2010 Tainted Pakistani cricketer Salman Butt has voiced his concerns over him and the bowling duo of Mohammed Amir and Mohammad Asif being isolated by the cricketing fraternity, reports Wisden India. After being cleared by the ICC, the Pakistani opener is trying to get onto the brighter side of things and regaining the confidence and support of

Sep 25 2015
Ramiz Raja does not want tainted trio to be part of PSL
Ramiz Raja does not want tainted trio to be part of PSL

(From left) Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Asif (behind) and Salman Butt Former Pakistani cricketer and Pakistan Super League (PSL) ambassador Ramiz Raja believes that the potential involvement of the tainted trio of Salman Butt, Mohammed Amir and Mohammed Asif in the upcoming PSL will be extremely dangerous to the image of Pakistan cricket and will have a negative impact on upcoming players. Speaking to Dawn News, Raja resented th

Sep 24 2015
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