Salman Butt appeals against spot-fixing sentence. Salman Butt, former Pakistan captain, has filed an appeal against his sentence to 30 months in prison for the fixation point. Butt sentence was handed down at Southwark Crown Court in London by Judge Cooke on November 3. A day earlier, a jury of 12 people found guilty of conspiracy to accept kickbacks and conspiracy to deceive with respect to the test against England at Lord’s in August 2010.
Besides Butt, fast bowler Mohammad Asif was also found guilty on the same two charges, while fellow fast player Amir Mohammad pleaded guilty before trial. Asif was sent to prison for a year, while the Emir of 19 years old, will spend six months behind bars for accepting a bowl no balls, sometimes arranged in advance.
The trio met half the time in prison and then released in the license with the conditions which, if broken, would see them again in prison for the remainder of his term. However, Asif lawyers had said they were considering an appeal against his conviction, which would mean that would walk free from prison, should such an appeal is successful.