Pakistan's Asif released from prison
PAKISTANI pace bowler Mohammad Asif was released from prison yesterday (3) after completing half of his one-year sentence for spot-fixing.
Asif, 29, was jailed in November after he was found guilty of conspiring to cheat and conspiring to accept corrupt payments over deliberate no-balls bowled during the Lord’s Test against England in August 2010.
He was freed from Canterbury Prison in south London.
His London law firm, SJS Solicitors, confirmed he had been freed from Canterbury Prison in south-east England.
Asif, who played 23 tests and 38 one-day internationals, was revealed in the spot-fixing conspiracy after a
British newspaper recorded sports agent Mazhar Majeed boasting of how he could arrange for players to rig games for money.
Team mates Salman Butt and Mohammad Amir were also sentenced. Amir was freed from a young offenders institution in February after serving half a six-month sentence.
Former Pakistan captain Butt was handed a 30-month term. All three were banned for a minimum of five years by the International Cricket Council.
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