Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif not welcome in England


London: PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan has said that English Cricket Board has reservations against cricketers Salman Butt and Muhammad Asif who were found guilty in spot-fixing during 2010 tour.

In an interview given to BBC, Shaharyar Khan said while applying for Pakistan team’s selection and visa for Muhammad Amir for England tour, the English cricket board had shown their reservations against Salman Butt and Muhammad Asif. However both the cricketers were unable to make their place in the England touring team.

Shaharyar Khan said both the players attended the rehabilitation program after which they played domestic cricket, however when asked about the English board’s reservations against Salman and Asif whether it was an indication that both the players would never ever be able to tour England. Shaharyar Khan replied “Let the time come for their selection then we will see.”

It may be noted that Salman Butt, Muhammad Asif and Muhammad Amir were found guilty in spot fixing during the 2010 England tour and they have completed their punishment term after which Salam Butt is optimistic to return to International cricket. Whereas Muhammad Asif is busy playing club cricket in Norway while Amir has made a successful comeback for Pakistan and is currently in England.

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