Salman Butt has been jailed for two and a half years and Mohammad Asif for one year, while Mohammad Amir will be detained for six months for their role in a conspiracy to cheat and to obtain and accept corrupt payments related to the Lord’s Test against England in August 2010.
Bringing to an end a trial that has spanned nearly five weeks, Judge Jeremy Cooke – who convicted the three Pakistan cricketers and their agent for spot-fixing – announced the sentences in front of a packed courtroom at Southwark Crown Court.
Justice Cooke had originally sentenced Amir, 19, to 6 months’ imprisonment but had to revise the term to 6 months of detainment at a juvenile offenders’ institution. The sports agent Mazhar Majeed was given a two-year-eight-month sentence in prison.
While delivering the sentences, Justice Cooke told the guilty that he had kept in mind their individual bans from the International Cricket Council. Butt has been given a 10-year ban, five years of which are suspended. Asif has been banned for seven years, two of which are suspended, while Amir has been banned for five years.