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Banned trio to appear in court today

Banned Pakistani cricketers Salman Butt, Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif will go on trial in the spot-fixing case in London on Tuesday.
According to reports, Butt, Amir and Asif are due to appear at Southwark Crown Court charged with conspiracy to obtain and accept corrupt payments, and conspiracy to cheat.
The players’ agent Mazhar Majeed will go on trial alongside them, also charged with the same offences, which carry maximum sentence of seven years and minimum of two years in prison.
The corruption charges relate to allegations that Majeed accepted 150,000 pounds from a third party to arrange for the players to bowl ‘no balls’ on August 26 and 27, 2010, during Pakistan’s fourth Test at Lord’s in London.
Accepting corrupt payments is an offence under the Prevention of Corruption Act 1906 and carries a maximum sentence of seven years imprisonment and an unlimited fine.
Cheating is an offence under the Gambling Act 2005 and carries a maximum sentence of two years imprisonment and an unlimited fine.
Earlier, in February, an independent International Cricket Council (ICC) anti-corruption tribunal had banned the three players for a minimum of five years each.



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