Articles about Salman Butt

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.

#StatisticalAnalysis: Babar Azam's impact in the ICC World Test Championship

06 Aug 2020

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#StatisticalAnalysis: Babar Azam's impact in the ICC World Test Championship

Pakistan were helped massively by Babar Azam on Day 1 of the first Test against England at the Emirates Old Trafford in Manchester.

Aaqib Javed reveals he received match-fixing approaches

21 Jun 2020

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Aaqib Javed reveals he received match-fixing approaches

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

Mohammad Asif opens up on his tainted international career

04 May 2020

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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.

'Would have killed Wasim Akram,' Shoaib Akhtar on match-fixing

21 Apr 2020

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'Would have killed Wasim Akram,' Shoaib Akhtar on match-fixing

Former Pakistan bowler Shoaib Akhtar opened up on match-fixing with rising number of cases in the country.

PCB urges government to devise law for outlawing match-fixing

15 Apr 2020

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PCB urges government to devise law for outlawing match-fixing

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has asked the government to legislate a law for outlawing match-fixing and spot-fixing.

'I was clueless against Mohammad Asif', says Kevin Pietersen

14 Apr 2020

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'I was clueless against Mohammad Asif', says Kevin Pietersen

Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen believes Mohammad Asif is the most fearsome seamer he has faced throughout his career.

'Players who do spot-fixing should be hanged', says Javed Miandad

05 Apr 2020

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'Players who do spot-fixing should be hanged', says Javed Miandad

Former Pakistan batsman Javed Miandad believes players who get involved in match-fixing should be given severe punishment.

I was surrounded by match-fixers, says Shoaib Akhtar about teammates

02 Nov 2019

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I was surrounded by match-fixers, says Shoaib Akhtar about teammates

Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar recently accused his teammates of match-fixing on a talk show.

Five cricketers who were banned due to corrupt practices

30 Oct 2019

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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.

PCB issues spot-fixing ultimatum to Sharjeel Khan

11 Aug 2019

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PCB issues spot-fixing ultimatum to Sharjeel Khan

Pakistan opener Sharjeel Khan on Sunday completed his 30-month ban owing to his alleged involvement in a spot-fixing issue.

Shahid Afridi blocked my return to Pak Team: Salman Butt

02 Jan 2019

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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.

Asia Cup 2018: A look back at classic India-Pak encounters

16 Sep 2018

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Asia Cup 2018: A look back at classic India-Pak encounters

India and Pakistan have met each other 12 times in the history of Asia Cup.

Australia thrash Zimbabwe by 100 runs: Here're records broken

03 Jul 2018

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Australia thrash Zimbabwe by 100 runs: Here're records broken

Australia cruised to a comfortable 100-run victory over Zimbabwe in the 3rd match of the Twenty20 Tri-Series at Harare.

Corruption Probe: ICC ACU to conduct investigations in Lanka

08 Jun 2018

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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

01 Jun 2018

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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.

ICC's anti-corruption unit warns Pakistan players not to wear smart-watches

25 May 2018

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ICC's anti-corruption unit warns Pakistan players not to wear smart-watches

Pakistan players will not wear smart-watches on the field anymore, after ICC's anti-corruption officials paid them a visit on the first day of the opening Test against England.

5 incidents that rocked the cricket fraternity over the years

30 Mar 2018

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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.

Under-19 World Cup: India beat Pakistan by 203-runs, reach final

30 Jan 2018

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Under-19 World Cup: India beat Pakistan by 203-runs, reach final

India are on course to win a record fourth Under-19 Cricket World Cup after a thumping 203 run victory over Pakistan in the semi-final of the prestigious tournament.

Pak cricketer Sharjeel Khan gets a 5-year ban for spot-fixing

30 Aug 2017

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Pak cricketer Sharjeel Khan gets a 5-year ban for spot-fixing

Pakistani cricketer Sharjeel Khan was slapped with a five-year ban over charges of spot-fixing in the Pakistan Super League.

Tainted Salman Butt to return to international cricket?

14 Mar 2017

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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.