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Disgraced former Pakistan cricket captain Salman Butt released early from jail

Disgraced former Pakistan cricket captain Salman Butt has been released from prison early, his lawyers confirmed today.

Former Pakistan cricket captain Salman Butt released from prison

Former Pakistan cricket captain Salman Butt has been released from prison early, his lawyers confirmed today.

Corruption has preoccupied Ashraf as he tackles one of the hardest tasks in sport: trying to revive his country's reputation following the spot fixing scandal that led to the jailing of former Test captain Salman Butt and bowlers Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif

Ashraf battling to restore pride in Pakistan cricket

When Pakistan face hosts Sri Lanka in a Twenty20 international today one spectator in particular in the Hambantota stadium will be hoping for a straightforward competition in which the best team wins.

Former Pakistan cricketer Mohammad Asif (right) arrives at Southwark
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Cricket scam bowler Mohammad Asif released from jail

Pakistan cricketer Mohammad Asif has been released from jail after serving half of a 12-month sentence for his part in a fixing scam.

Bin Laden family to be deported from Pakistan today

A lawyer for Osama bin Laden's three widows and their nine children said the family is expected to be deported from Pakistan to Saudi Arabia later today.

Mervyn Westfield will be sentenced today

Westfield to be sentenced today

Mervyn Westfield, the former Essex fast bowler, will today be sentenced having last month pleaded guilty to spot-fixing.

MCC wants life bans from cricket for corruption

The MCC world cricket committee have called for life bans to be introduced as a top-end punishment for corruption in cricket.

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Ban corrupt countries, says Condon

The International Cricket Council's former anti-corruption head, Lord Condon, has called for countries whose players are caught up in match-fixing to be banned from the international arena.

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England captain worried that spot-fixing was only exposed by newspaper, not official investigators

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Salman Butt 'was the inspiration' for Lord's spot-fixing

Agent claims former Pakistan captain and unnamed other player first approached him.

Verdict expected today in Lord's spot-fixing trial

The jury in the trial of former Pakistan captain Salman Butt and his team-mate Mohammad Asif will resume their deliberations at Southwark Crown Court this morning.

Mohammad Asif's no-ball claim shrouded in doubt

The judge in the trial of the Pakistan cricketers Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif reminded the jury during his summing-up yesterday that Asif had not informed police during his first interview of his claim in court that he had bowled a no-ball as a result of pressure from Butt, his captain.

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