18 Apr 2013

CAS rejects Pakistanis' appeals

10:22 am on 18 April 2013

The international cricket careers of the former Pakistan captain Salman Butt and pace bowler Mohammad Asif appear to be over after they lost their appeals against spot-fixing bans at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Butt, 28, and team-mates Asif and Mohammad Amir were banned by an International Cricket Council tribunal in 2011 for their roles in spot-fixing in the Lord's Test against England in 2010.

Butt, the orchestrator of a plot to bowl deliberate no-balls, was banned for 10 years, with five of those suspended.

Paceman Asif was banned for seven years, two of those suspended.

Amir, who was given a five-year ban, did not appeal to CAS.