London, October 4 (AFP): Two Pak Test players go on test in London on Tuesday thrilling by means of spot-fixing through a match next to England last year, in allegation which rocks the world of cricket. Previous captain Salman Butt, 27, and star bowler Mohammad Asif, 29, appear at Southwark Crown Court exciting with conspiracy to obtain and accept dishonest payments, and scheme to cheat.
London, October 4 (AFP): Two pak Test players went on trial in London on Tuesday charged by means of spot-fixing through a match next to England last year, in allegations which rock the world of cricket.
Previous captain Salman Butt, 27, and star bowler Mohammad Asif, 29, appeared at Southwark Crown Court exciting with conspiracy to get and accept dishonest payments, and conspiracy in the direction of cheat. The charge speak about to allegations of with intent bowling no-balls during England's fourth Test next to Pakistan at Lord's cricket ground in London in August 2010.
The allegations are complete by the Rupert Murdoch-owned News of the World tabloid, which was blocked down in July this year when it become engulf in the phone hack the scandal. The first part of Tuesday's trial consisted of permissible argument. The trial is predictable to final five weeks.
Two additional people - brilliant 19-year-old bowler Mohammad Aamer and the three players' agent Mazhar Majeed - have also been charged by means of the same offences. On the time of the made-up offences, strike was captain of Pakistan's Test wall and had won plaudit for his control. Asif be the team senior pace bowler, at the same time as teenage left-arm move backward and forward bowler Aamer was regard because one of the hottest property within world cricket.