Butt lawyer claims corruption is rife

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The Independent Online

Corruption "is rife in cricket", according to the lawyer who will represent former Pakistan captain Salman Butt at next month's International Cricket Council hearing.

Butt, along with fellow Pakistan internationals Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir, has been charged under the ICC's anti-corruption code in relation to allegations of spot-fixing during the fourth Test against England at Lord's in August.

The three were suspended pending a hearing by an independent tribunal in Doha due to take place on 6 to 11 January. Each man denies the allegations.

Butt's lawyer, Aftab Gul, said: "Corruption is rife in world cricket. I have so much evidence. I will tell you names which will make your hair stand on end."