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Salman Butt: No one ought to speak about integrity in Pakistan cricket

By: PTI | Karachi |

Published: April 9, 2020 7:01:17 pm


salman butt, salman butt ban, pakistan national team, cricket news, sports news, indian express Salman Butt had served a five-year ban between for the spot-fixing scandal that broke out on Pakistan’s tour to England in 2010. (Source: AP File)

Karachi, Apr 9 (PTI) “Integrity is not something which should be talked about in Pakistan cricket,” fumed tainted Salman Butt as he lashed out at these demanding a life ban on gamers who’ve been penalised for corruption.

Butt had served a five-year ban between for the spot-fixing scandal that broke out on Pakistan’s tour to England in 2010.

He was upset at all-rounder Muhammad Hafeez for saying that there was must have these gamers again in nationwide colors who’ve served punishments for spot-fixing.

Hafeez’s feedback had been geared toward batsman, Sharjeel Khan who’s vying for a comeback to the nationwide facet after serving a ban for spot-fixing within the Pakistan Super League (PSL).

“I really don’t understand why should anyone even speak on this issue and give his opinion because it doesn’t really matter. Bottom line is that only the ICC and PCB should be speaking on this as they make the laws,” Butt, who was captain in 2010 in England, mentioned.

“I do know gamers who’ve been added to the crew due to their connections and there have been a number of gamers who’ve made quite a few comebacks with out giving any significant performances. Are these items totally different from corruption. We shouldn’t even speak about integrity in Pakistan cricket,? Butt mentioned.

Although Butt has made a comeback to home cricket and the PSL since finishing his ban and has carried out nicely however is but to be recalled to the nationwide crew.

It is not any secret that in 2016, head coach Waqar Younis wished Butt within the crew however the then captain of white ball cricket codecs, Shahid Afridi opposed having him within the crew.

“Punishment implies that after you have served the time, you have to be handled like another participant. Where does their integrity go when they’re within the combine and dealing with these individuals? Or after they endorse gamers due to their connections.

He additionally known as on the ICC and PCB to have a transparent coverage for gamers who’ve served punishments for corruption to place an finish to pointless debate.

Asked particularly to touch upon former captain and batting nice, Javed Miandad’s suggestion that tainted gamers ought to be hanged, Butt mentioned he wouldn’t even touch upon it.

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