Pakistan cricketer Mohammad Asif released from prison

May 03, 2012 20:30
Pakistan cricketer Mohammad Asif released from prison

Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Asif, 29, Pakistan’s fast bowler was released from a British jail after completing half of his one-year sentence for his role in a spot-fixing scandal on Thursday morning.

He was set free from the Canterbury Prison in Southeast England, his London-based law firm SJS Solicitors said.

He was jailed in November after Southwark Crown Court in London found him guilty of conspiring to cheat and accept corrupt payments over deliberate no-balls bowled during the Lord’s Test against England in August 2010.

The fast bowler is still under ICC suspension and it is not known if he would challenge his seven year-ban (two years suspended).

Then Pakistan Test skipper Salman Butt and fast bowler Mohammad Aamir were also jailed on the same charges.

Aamir was released in February after three months in jail while Butt is still serving a 30-month sentence.

Agent of these players Mazhar Majeed, who was exposed through a sting operation by now defunct, News of the World, was also handed a 32-month sentence. (msn)

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