Butt vows to clear his name of spot fixing charges
Lahore, Jun 22 (ANI): Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt, who returned home after being freed from a British jail for spot-fixing, has vowed to clear his name in the betting scandal.
He was imprisoned for 30 months in November on charges of accepting money during the Lord's Test against England in August 2010.
Butt, teammates Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamer, and agent Mazhar Majeed were accused of arranging deliberate no balls in return for money.
Aamer was released in February after serving half his six-month sentence while Asif, jailed for 12 months, was freed in May.
"I am happy and relieved. I want two to three days with my family and once I do that I will hold a detailed press conference to answer all questions to clear my name from spot-fixing," Butt said after arriving in Lahore.
"I am thankful to all those who helped me in my difficult times and I hope that my tough days are over. I am desperate to see my second son who I have not seen since his birth," he added.
The three Pakistan players were banned for at least five years by the International Cricket Council.
The cricketers have a right to appeal against the ICC ban in the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Switzerland. (ANI)
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