London, Nov. 30: Pakistani trio of Salman Butt, Mohammad Aamir and Mohammad Asif, who were suspended by the ICC for their alleged involvement in spot-fixing, are likely to be charged under a 104-year-old corruption law after a landmark ruling by the Attorney General, a report claimed.
The Telegraph said, quoting legal and police sources, that “there is a strong appetite to prosecute Butt, Asif and Amir under the corruption law.”
“It comes after another cricketer accused of similar claims has been charged under the rarely-used corruption law, and for cheating under the new Gambling Act,” the report said.
“The Attorney General rubber-stamped the decision to prosecute former Essex seamer Mervyn Westfield for deliberately bowling badly during a one-day game against Durham. It (Westfield case) paved the way for charges against the Pakistan cricketers,” the report said.
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