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Guilty players jailed


LONDON — Salman Butt, the former Pakistan captain, has been sentenced to two years and six months in jail for his role in the spot-fixing case; Mohammad Asif has got a one-year jail sentence and Mohammad Amir six months.

Mazhar Majeed, the players’ agent, has been sentenced to two years and eight months.

The sentences were handed down in Southwark Crown Court yesterday morning, bringing the curtains down on one of sport’s most sordid and shameful scandals.

The sentences are open to appeal— though it is not yet clear whether any of the parties will do so — and can be reduced to half the term for good behaviour.

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