3 Nov 2011

Others involved in cricket fixing, says agent

12:47 pm on 3 November 2011

The sports agent Mazhar Majeed at the centre of spot fixing charges has pleaded guilty and told a British criminal court that a fourth unnamed Pakistan cricketer was involved with former captain Salman Butt.

Majeed pleaded guilty to conspiracy to cheat and conspiracy to making corrupt payments at a pre-trial hearing in September but his admission could not be revealed before today.

Majeed, who now faces sentencing along with three Pakistani cricketers, said through his lawyer that Butt first approached him to get involved in fixing back in 2009 and then took him to lunch with the fourth unidentified player to corrupt the sport further.

Butt, 27, and fast bowler Mohammad Asif, 28, were found guilty of taking bribes to deliver pre-arranged no balls during the fourth test against England at Lord's in August 2010.