Pakistani cricketer Mohammad Amir has been released from jail after serving half of a six-month sentence for his part in a fixing scam. He was one of three Pakistan cricketers who received prison terms at London’s Southwark Crown Court in November over a scandal that rocked world sport.
Ex-Test captain Salman Butt, 27, was jailed for two-and-a-half years for his role as the “orchestrator” of a plot to bowl deliberate no-balls in the 2010 Lord’s Test against England. Former world number two Test bowler Mohammad Asif, 28, received a 12-month prison term for delivering one of the fraudulent no-balls. All three players are also serving five-year bans from cricket imposed by the International Cricket Council (ICC).