4 Nov 2011

Prison terms for cricketers in spot-fixing

9:22 am on 4 November 2011

Three Pakistani Test cricketers involved in a spot-fixing scandal in England last year have been sentenced to prison for terms ranging from six to 30 months.

Mohammad Amir, 19, the only one of the trio to express any remorse for his actions, received the shortest sentence at Westminster Magistrates Court in London.

Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt got 2½ years.

Mohammad Asif was given a year and their sports agent Mazhar Majeed was sentenced to prison for two years and eight months.

Lawyers for Butt and Amir have said they will appeal their sentences.