'My son has been implicated and made a scapegoat'
Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt and two of his teammates -- pacers Mohammad Asif and Mohammad
Amir -- were sentenced to jail for their role in the spot-fixing scandal, making them the first cricketers ever to
be imprisoned for corruption.
Here's how the cricketing world reacted to the sentencing.
FORMER PAKISTAN CAPTAIN RASHID LATIF:
They deserved this punishment, they had it coming. But now the Pakistan government and Pakistan cricket board should also take action against them.
These convictions will hopefully serve as a deterrent to others in future because cricket should not be allowed to be corrupted by anyone.
Image: Rashid Latif
'Hope this acts as a deterrent for others thinking of doing the same thing'
SALMAN BUTT'S FATHER ZULFIQAR:
My son has been implicated and made a scapegoat. I will produce evidence and documents to prove what is really happening in this case.
FORMER WEST INDIES BOWLER MICHAEL HOLDING:
I hope this acts as a deterrent for others thinking of doing the same thing, not just in England but in the rest of the world.
FORMER ENGLAND ALL-ROUNDER IAN BOTHAM:
We know it is all over the place, we know it is endemic, now is the time to attack it.
Image: Michael Holding
'It is a sad and tragic day for Pakistan cricket'
FORMER ENGLAND FAST BOWLER BOB WILLIS:
This will certainly help to eradicate spot-fixing and match-fixing in the UK, as for the rest of the world I'm not sure.
FORMER PAKISTAN CAPTAIN MOIN KHAN:
It is a sad and tragic day for Pakistan cricket but one hopes it will also result in a new beginning for Pakistan cricket.
Image: Moin Khan
'Would have liked to see the sentences longer'
FORMER PAKISTAN MANAGER INTIKHAB ALAM:
Today is a black day for Pakistan cricket. I feel for these boys but what they have done they must pay for it. They let their families and nation down, which is terrible.
FORMER ENGLAND PACE BOWLER DARREN GOUGH:
I'm pleased, I would have liked to see the (sentences) longer to be honest.
Image: Darren Gough