UK: Match fixing cricket stars jailed

UK: Three of the world’s top cricketers were jailed today for their parts in a match-fixing scam that rocked international sport.

Pakistan’s former Test captain Salman Butt, 27, received a 30 month sentence and fast bowler Mohammad Asif, 28, was given a 12 month term behind bars for plotting to bowl deliberate no-balls in the Lord’s Test against England last summer.

Teenage fast bowler Mohammad Amir was jailed for six months after he admitted bowling two intentional no-balls.

The corrupt UK-based sports agent at the heart of the fixing scandal, Mazhar Majeed, 36, was jailed for two years and eight months at London’s Southwark Crown Court.