Asif denies ICC charges of fixing

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Pakistani cricketer Muhammad Asif on Monday accused the International Cricket Council (ICC) of a “biased attitude” in the spot-fixing case that led to his imprisonment.
The 29-year-old was jailed by a London court in November 2011 after being found guilty of conspiring to cheat and conspiring to accept corrupt payments over no-balls bowled deliberately during the 2010 Lord’s Test against England.
Speaking to media in Lahore on his return from UK, Asif alleged that the ICC had tried to influence the court proceedings. “The charges against me are wrong, I would never do anything that would undermine my country,” he told the media.
Responding to a question regarding the charges levelled against him and his conviction, Asif said “having being jailed doesn’t mean one is guilty; many are jailed despite their innocence.”
He said his case will be heard by the Court of Arbitration for Sports in the beginning of February 2013 and that he expects justice.
The disgraced cricketer mentioned his upcoming book in which he said he has explained his case in detail.
Asif also criticised the media several times for not highlighting his case properly.
Accusing ICC for acting differently in his case because of his nationality, Asif said the council did not act against English county player Mervyn Westfield until the court convicted him.
“In my case, the ICC has imposed a ban on me well before the court had issued any statement,” he stressed.
Asif said the ICC would hear his case separately in February and expressed hope that he would be acquitted after the hearing.
Asif said that he couldn’t even think of defaming the country, adding that he would make a comeback in cricket soon. The former cricketer said that he has given his statement in the court regarding cricket corruption.

15 COMMENTS

  1. How can he? He is not an accused anymore but a criminal who was found guilty as charged by a court of competent jurisdiction. He was given ample opportunities to defend himself but his lies and deceit could not save him. Let us not support the criminals and permanently ban them from cricket.

  2. How can he? He is not an accused anymore but a criminal who was found guilty as charged by a court of competent jurisdiction. He was given ample opportunities to defend himself but his lies and deceit could not save him. Let us not support the criminals and permanently ban them from cricket.

  3. Pakistanis are so corrupt now that they do not see it morally rong and crime. With leaders like Zardari and rest of corrupt mafia in all walks of life what else we should expect.

    I tust the UK courts 1000 times more than these mean and evil crickters who have brought shame to the nation.

  4. Pakistan is one of the most beautiful country in the world and Pakistan are not corrupt their are some people who made like the ruler

  5. How can he? He is not an accused anymore but a criminal who was found guilty as charged by a court of competent jurisdiction. He was given ample opportunities to defend himself but his lies and deceit could not save him. Let us not support the criminals and permanently ban them from cricket.

  6. Moazzam Salim you seriously think he knows the difference between accused and convicted 🙂

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