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Spot-fixing: London court dismisses Pak trio's appeal

July 21, 2011 10:13 IST

The Crown Court in London has dismissed the appeal of banned Pakistan cricketers Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir to dismiss their corruption case in a preliminary hearing.

Salman Butt, Mohammad Amir and Mohammad AsifThe trio, who were found guilty of spot-fixing by the International Cricket Council and are serving a minimum five-year ban, had filed an appeal asking the court to dismiss criminal charges that the Crown Prosecution had levelled against them, the Daily Times reports.

Amir and Asif attended the hearing, while his lawyer represented Butt.

The trio were caught in a sting operation carried out by the British tabloid News of The World during Pakistan's tour of England last year.

Source: ANI