Salman Butt forced me into fixing: Aamir

first_imgMohammad Amir (L), Salman Butt (R) & Mohammad Asif prior to a cricket match in Taunton, England.Pakistani cricketer Mohd Aamir has told the country’s cricket board that he was lured into spot-fixing by suspended Test captain Salman Butt. Sources in the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said Aamir has told chairman Ijaz Butt that he never wanted to be part of the spot-fixing racket but was forced into it by Butt and Mohd Asif.  “Aamir had gone to (Ijaz) Butt and claimed he was innocent and a victim of the seniors’ lobby in the team,” sources said. Another source said that Aamir – regarded as one of Pakistan cricket’s most promising players – told team manager Yawar Saeed about the pressure being exerted on him. Aamir, along with Butt and Asif, is serving suspension for his alleged involvement in spot-fixing during the fourth Test against England at Lord’s last month. Many former Test captains, and even Pakistan’s former president Pervez Musharraf, have urged the ICC to show leniency towards Aamir because of his age. But chief selector Mohsin Khan said he didn’t agree with the argument. “I don’t buy this argument because if you can do something wrong at 18, you can keep on doing it later as well. If these three players are found guilty they should be punished, including Aamir,” Mohsin said.- With inputs from PTIlast_img

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