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LAHORE: After five years, the former Pakistan skipper Salman Butt finally admitted on Tuesday of his participation in the spot-fixing, a local media reported in Pakistan.

The reports inform that Butt last night accepted of his involvement in the spot-fixing scandal in front of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Shehryar Khan for which he was accused five years ago.

The key offender of the scandal causing serious embarrassment for Pakistan throughout the globe accepted that allegations made against him stood correct.

At the meeting, 30-year-old cricketer accepted of knowing during the 2010 Lords’ Test that Mohammad Aamir and Mohammad Asif were going to throw planned no-balls. However, he stated that he was feeling guilty for his doings.

The PCB officials will now send the confessional statements of Salman Butt to International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Anti-Corruption Unit after which ICC will decide about the future of the dismissed player.

First Published | 18 February 2015 2:00 PM
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