Apr 172013

Former Pakistan cricketer Salman Butt has lost his appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport against a 10-year ban for spot-fixing.

scandal that also involved team-mates Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir.

The 28-year-old Butt was named as the orchestrator of a plot to bowl deliberate no-balls in the Lord’s Test against England in 2010.

Amer Rahman, a legal advisor from Farani Javid Taylor Solicitors, said in a statement: “Both Salman and us are bitterly disappointed with the decision of the Court. Salman has been in a very dark place over the last few years and he was hoping that he would be successful in this appeal.

“We will not be giving up. In the coming days and weeks, we will be exploring every other available avenue.”

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