Asif and Butt’s return to domestic one-day cup


Pakistan Cricket Board has allowed the key figures of the spot fixing scandal Mohammad Asif and Salman Butt to take part in the domestic one day cup that is scheduled to take place in January next year. The rehabilitation process of the duo would be complete before the domestic one day cup which is why PCB has granted this permission.

A PCB spokesman confirmed this news (Quotes via ESPNcricinfo)

“We have decided to allow them to play the one-day cup starting after the ongoing first-class tournament in January,”

The one day tournament will begin in the second week of January after the Quaid-e Azam trophy tournament ends.

“By the end of Quaid-e-Azam trophy (the premier first-class tournament in Pakistan) they would have finished all of their rehab programmes and they will be free to resume their domestic cricket. The [one-day] tournament is slotted in the second week of the January.”

The ICC had already lifted the bans of the players in September and PCB had accepted that decision but made the players go through a rehabilitation process before involving them in the domestic mix.