Former Pakistani Test Captain Salman Butt has resurfaced once more, this time seeking forgiveness for the spot fixing fiasco of 2010 that ruined his life.
Butt said that he is a changed man. Butt has stated that his career still lay in front of him, ready to seize. He has gone on record advising the youth to work hard to deserve the successes in life and to avoid the shortcuts which may lead them to a state that he is in now.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has, as of now, banned Salman Butt alongside Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamir for a confirmed case of match fixing in the Test matches in the Lord’s Test against England.
The spot fixing in question was related to a series of no-balls after News of the World Journalist cuaght giving him betting tips based on inside information.
It has been five years since the incident, which is also the duration of the ban served on his team-mate by the International Cricket Council. However, Mohammed Aamir has returned to domestic Cricket.
This has raised hope for a pardon for both Mohammed Asif and Salman Butt for a future release.
Salman Butt has played 33 Tests and 78 ODIs for Pakistan, and relishes the opportunity to come back and play again for his country.