21 Apr 2011

Pakistan Cricket attempts to weed out dodgy agents

7:22 am on 21 April 2011

Pakistan cricket chiefs have set tighter regulations to try and weed out dishonest player agents.

They've released new regulations for the registration of players' agents in light of last year's spot-fixing scandal.

The Pakistan Cricket Board says approved agents will need to have clearance from the police and the cricket board of the country the agent lives in.

The regulations follow a spot-fixing scandal involving three Pakistani players - Salman Butt, Mohammad Aamer and Mohammad Asif - and their agent Mazhar Majeed.

The three players have been handed lengthy bans on charges of corruption relating to last year's Lord's Test against England in which the trio were alleged to have taken money from Majeed for deliberately delivering no-balls.