Pakistan cricket has never been shy of controversy. In 2011, three players of the national team along with their agent were held responsible for spot fixing and it also led a jail term for all the four involved.
Salman Butt who was once the skipper of the national team was also found guilty which ended his career. He was banned for a minimum of 5 years from any form of cricket. They were allegedly taking part in a scandal to bowl deliberate no-balls during a game.
But now, Butt has confessed to his role in the spot fixing scandal and this may help him make a comeback into international cricket. The ex skipper has already spoken about his role in the scandal in 2013 but the PCB did not accept it as a confession.
Shariyar Khan the PCB chief said that the player has now signed a specific confession of his role in the scandal. He also added that the confession was forwarded to the Anti-Corruption and Safety Unit of the International Cricket Council.
Earlier this year, the ICC released a revised anti-corruption code. This code allows banned players to return to domestic cricket a few months before the expiry of the ban.
Aamir one of those found guilty confessed in 2011 and has started playing domestic cricket from February. This has led to Butt also fighting his ban that expires on the 1st of September this year.
Butt admitted that he has got offers from domestic franchises and that he has confessed to give himself a second chance at his cricketing career. He also added that he would love to impress the selectors with his form and fitness and that he hopes to play again for the national team.
Butt has played 78 ODIs, 24 T20s and 33 Tests as a national player. He also captained Tests for 6 matches.
Mohammad Asif the third player who was banned has already confessed to the PCB of his role in the scandal in 2013. But he is yet to contact PCB regarding his reintegration into domestic cricket.