Cash alleged to be used during spot-fixing found

Published: Friday, September 3, 2010, 17:32 [IST]
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Cash discovered in Butt's room/locker

London: Cash used to make payments in the alleged spot-fixing scandal during the final Test match at Lords has been found in the belongings of Pakistan Test captain Salman Butt according to media reports.

Scotland Yard officers will question Butt on Friday over how marked notes were discovered from his hotel room and in his locker at the Lord's cricket ground, according to Daily Mail report.

The cash, given to Majeed for fixing three no-balls of the Lord's Test between Pakistan and England, is understood to have been secretly marked so that it could be later identified by police.

According to the report, the recovered money was undergoing forensic tests to confirm police suspicions that it came from the News of the World sting.

"Early indications suggest the money found in possession of Butt originated from the sting. There are good reasons to believe this was the case," the newspaper quoted sources as saying.

Three Pakistan cricketers including Test captain Salman Butt, fast bowling duo of Mohammad Aamer and Mohammad Asif have been provisionally suspended by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday night after being charged under the anti-corruption code.


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