Saturday, 5 November 2011

Dubai: International Cricket Council (ICC) Haroon Lorgat Chief Executive said the verdict of the court of London, in the case of corruption against three Pakistani players should serve as an "additional warning" for cricketers who are tempted to engage to corruption.

Lorgat read a statement here on Tuesday night at the headquarters of the International Criminal Court and said the guilty verdicts against Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamir guilty of guilt appear to be consistent with the findings of the independent judicial corruption was appointed earlier this year to hear the charges.

The trio was involved in the fixation point during the Lord's Test against England in 2010. Three members appointed by the arbitration of the International Criminal Court, and found them guilty in February Butt bandit, who was the captain during the test, 10 years, while Asif and Aamir suspended for seven and five years.

"To be clear, the development of criminal courts in England has no effect on them, the suspension period, which shall remain in full force," said Lorgat.

"We hope that this decision is seen as another warning to all who could, for whatever reason, be tempted to engage in corrupt activities," he said.

Asif and Butt in front of the prison in Southwark Crown Court in London on Tuesday found them guilty of conspiracy to defraud and accept corrupt payments.

Butt was found guilty of two heads - conspiracy to accept corrupt payments and deceive - but the fast bowler Asif was found guilty of conspiracy to defraud. Aamir already pleaded guilty to charges.

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