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Butt faces seven-year ban in spot-fixing case

Karachi: Pakistan’s suspended Test captain Salman Butt is facing a seven-year ban while his teammates Muhammad Asif and Muhammad Aamir could escape with two-year bans after next month’s hearing of the ICC anti-corruption tribunal in Doha.

A well-placed source said Butt was likely to be banned and slapped with a heavy financial penalty.

“The way things are going for him the frequent change of lawyers and his abrasive relationship with the ICC, he does not appear to be in a position to plead his case effectively against the allegations against him,” the source said.

“And apparently the ICC ACU have prepared a long list of evidences against him based on the fact that he was captain and responsible for the conduct of the team,” the source said.

The source said the fact that Butt was captain would entail the longest ban on him.

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