Mohammad Asif released from UK jail

Ex- Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Asif will be released from a British jail on Today after completing half of his 1 year sentence for spot-fixing, his legal representative said.

The fast bowler was jailed by a court in London in November last year after he was found responsible for conspiring to cheat and conspiring to receive corrupt money over planned no-balls bowled during the Lord’s Test against England in August 2010.

Sukul said Mohammad Asif could stay in Britain while he explored the possibility of launching an appeal against his sentence. Besides Mohammad Asif, Salman Butt, Pakistan’s Test skipper in 2010, and Mohammad Amir were also jailed on the same allegations. Amir was released in February after 3 months in prison. Butt is serving a term of Thirty months. Mazhar Majeed, the agent for 3 cricketers who was accused of striking the contract, was jailed for 32 months. The ICC also banned the 3 cricketers for at least 5 years.

All 3 cricketers have the right to appeal against the ICC ban in the Swiss-based Court of Arbitration for Sports.

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