Jan 2010: Investigations editor of the News of the World, Mazher Mahmood, is contacted by a source within the management of the Pakistan team alerting him to Mazher Majeed’s role in fixing.
Aug 16: First meeting between Mahmood and Majeed at Hilton Hotel in London. Mahmood poses as Mohsin Khan, the chairman of a fictional company called Tata Equity, looking to set up a T20 tournament in Dubai.
Aug 18: Start of Oval Test against England. Majeed and Mahmood meet at the Bombay Brasserie restaurant in London. Initially talk about T20 tournament before leaving restaurant to speak in journalist’s car. This is when first talk of fixing arises.
Aug 19: Mahmood hands over £10,000 to Majeed to arrange bowling of two no balls during Oval Test. Majeed hands jacket containing money to Wahab Riaz.
Aug 20: Pattern of calls between Amir-Butt-Majeed. Planned no balls not delivered after Waqar Younis, Pakistan coach, talks with the team about number of extras bowled. Majeed instead offers journalist Butt batting out a maiden. At 11.41pm Majeed calls Butt and puts call on speaker so journalist can hear him discussing batting out the maiden which Butt answers “no mate”.
Aug 21: Mahood visits Majeed at his £1.8m house in Surrey. Majeed discusses throwing the Oval Test for £1m with a fixer in Dubai. He calls Butt to discuss maiden again. Maiden did not happen.
Aug 25: Eve of Lord’s Test. Mahmood secretly films handover of £140,000 to Majeed at Tara Copthorne Hotel for bowling of no balls. Straight after meeting Majeed calls Asif and Butt.
Aug 26: Amir and Asif bowl no balls at agreed points in play. Majeed arranges third no ball for following day.
Aug 27: Amir bowls a massive no ball at agreed time.
Aug 28: Police search players’ hotel rooms and find £2,500 marked News of the World notes in Butt’s room. £1,500 in Amir’s room. Search also takes place of Pakistan dressing room at Lord’s.
Aug 29: News of the World run story.
Sept 2: ICC suspends Butt, Amir and Asif.
Sept 3: Police interview Butt, Asif and Amir.
Jan 6-11 2011: ICC disciplinary hearing begins in Doha and is adjourned until February for judgement.
Feb 5: ICC announces suspensions. Butt banned for 10 years (five suspended), Asif seven years (two suspended) and Amir for five years.
Feb 26: Amir and Butt announce they will appeal bans to Court of Arbitration for Sport. Asif follows on March 1. Hearings on hold until end of criminal proceedings in England.
Oct 4: Asif and Butt trial begins at Southwark Crown Court .
Nov 1: Butt and Asif found guilty of conspiracy to cheat and conspiracy to obtain and accept corrupt payments.