Butt appeals against 30-month jail sentence

Published: Nov 10, 2011, 13:45 IST | Agencies

Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt has appealed against his 30-month jail sentence for spot-fixing in a Test match against England at Lord's last year.

Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt has appealed against his 30-month jail sentence for spot-fixing in a Test match against England at Lord's last year.

Butt, along with fellow teammates Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamer, were sentenced Thursday after a London court found them guilty.

Butt'a lawyer Yasin Patel verified that an appeal had been filed against the sentence, the Guardian reported Wednesday.

A crown court found Butt to be the "orchestrator" for directing Asif and Aamer to bowl a no-ball at a pre-determined moment.

Butt is reportedly sharing a cell with his co-conspirator Asif at Wandsworth prison, though the prison service has refused to confirm the claim, the report said.

Asif is serving a 12-month sentence while Aamer, who was given a six-month sentence, has been reportedly moved from Feltham Young Offender's institution to the smaller Portland prison.

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