ISLAMBABAD (Nov. 05) – Upset with the Pakistan Cricket Board’s tackling of the spot-fixing case at the end of which led to three of country’s cricketers were sentenced jail terms by the UK court, Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has advised PCB to provide all required legal help to the tainted trio.
|Zardari not happy the way PCB tackled spot-fixing case: Malik says|
Interior Minister Rehman Malik said president Zardari, also the patron-in-chief of the PCB, is annoyed with the way the matter was handled with by the Board. Malik said that he had briefed the president on the trial and sentences handed to the three players.
The spot-fixing case ended, after 20-day of continuous hearings, on Thursday with former Test captain Salman Butt and pacers Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir being sentenced varying jail terms.
Now only the time will tell how PCB will react to the worsened conditions, after instructions from Zardari, under the newly appointed chairman Zaka Ashraf.
On the other hand, Salman Butt and Muhammad Asif have already shown their intentions to challenge the verdict passed by London superior court.
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