No ground for tainted trio in the domestic league

Published: Monday, September 27, 2010, 16:14 [IST]
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Tainted trio barred from domestic league

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ijaz Butt on Monday has declared that the three tainted Pakistan players including Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamer will not be allowed to compete in the the domestic season starting next week.

Butt said the three players have been suspended by the International Cricket Council (ICC) which is why the PCB cannot even allow them to feature in domestic events, including the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy - the country"s premier first-class tournament.

Earlier, the media reports have suggested that the trio will be permitted to feature in the domestic events by the PCB as the Board insists the trio are innocent until proved guilty.

The three tainted players were suspended by the ICC for allegedly accepting bribes and bowling pre-arranged no balls during their tour in England.

Butt said that the PCB is still waiting for the Scotland Yard to complete its investigations into the spot-fixing allegations against the players. He promised that the PCB will hand the players exemplary punishment if they are found guilty.


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