Salman Butt: News

Salman Butt is a former professional cricket player from Pakistan who represented the Pakistan national cricket team between the years 2003 and 2010. The left-handed batsman was born on October 7, 1984, in Punjab and has played 33 Test matches and 78 ODIs in his career span. At the age of 15, Butt played for Lahore Whites in 2000. In September 2003, he made his Test debut against Bangladesh where he registered scores of 12 and 37 in the match. His ODI debut came in 2004 against West Indies. In 2008, he registered his highest score of 136 runs off 124 deliveries in an ODI series against Bangladesh. In July 2010, Butt was appointed as Pakistan’s Test captain in replacement for Shahid Afridi and led the team to victory in the first match against Australia. In 2010, he got involved in a spot-fixing scandal along with Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif. Following this, he was immediately removed from the Pakistani captaincy and ODI squad. He was banned from playing all forms of cricket for 10 years and spent 30 months in jail. The ban on the players was lifted in 2015.

21 Jun 2020

Pakistan Cricket Team

Aaqib Javed reveals he received match-fixing approaches

Former Pakistan bowler Aaqib Javed revealed he was approached for match-fixing during his international career.

04 May 2020

Pakistan Cricket Team

Mohammad Asif opens up on his tainted international career

In a recent conversation with ESPN, the former Pakistan bowler Mohammad Asif asserted he has regrets about how his career took a massive turn.

30 Oct 2019

Shakib Al Hasan

Five cricketers who were banned due to corrupt practices

There have been numerous instances when corruption has crept into cricket, and the same has been the case with a number of cricketers being involved as well.

Shahid Afridi blocked my return to Pak Team: Salman Butt

Tainted Pakistani cricketer Salman Butt has claimed that former skipper Shahid Afridi blocked his return to the national team for the 2016 World T20.

Corruption Probe: ICC ACU to conduct investigations in Lanka

Officers of the ICC's Anti Corruption Unit have arrived in Colombo and will be investigating corruption allegations against Sri Lankan officials associated with Galle stadium.

ICC asks Al Jazeera for co-operation regarding the match-fixing scandal

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has asked news agency Al Jazeera for help to probe the match-fixing scandal.

30 Mar 2018

Mohammad Amir

5 incidents that rocked the cricket fraternity over the years

Over the years, the world of cricket has witnessed several dark phases that rocked the fraternity and fans all over the world.

Tainted Salman Butt to return to international cricket?

After serving a five-year ban for spot-fixing, tainted Pakistan batsman Salman Butt is being considered for Pakistan's test series against West Indies this April.