Jailed Salman Butt to be freed, says Butt Sr

Jun 21, 2012, 09:24 IST | AFP

Pakistan's disgraced former Test captain Salman Butt is to be released early from prison in Britain, his father claimed yesterday

The 27-year was jailed for 30 months last November on charges of accepting corrupt payments during the Lord's Test against England in August 2010.

Salman Butt

Butt, teammates Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir, and agent Mazhar Majeed were accused of contriving deliberate no-balls in return for money. Amir was released in February after serving half his six-month sentence while Asif, jailed for 12 months, was freed in May.

Butt’s father Zulfiqar said his son was being released early. “We expect him to be released tonight,” he told Pakistan’s channel Geo. “My son’s good behaviour has led to the decision and he will be in Pakistan in the next three to four days,” Zulfiqar added. — 

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