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Banned trio to stand trial in British court

Tainted Pakistan cricketers Salman Butt, Mohd Asif and Mohd Aamer, involved in the spot-fixing scandal were on Thursday ordered to stand trial in a British court beginning March 20 on charges of cheating and conspiracy to accept corrupt payments.

cricket Updated: Mar 17, 2011 23:35 IST

Tainted Pakistan cricketers Salman Butt, Mohd Asif and Mohd Aamer, involved in the spot-fixing scandal were on Thursday ordered to stand trial in a British court beginning March 20 on charges of cheating and conspiracy to accept corrupt payments.

Former Test captain Butt, fast bowlers Asif and Aamer and bookie Mazhar Majeed appeared before a hearing at the City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court which was meant to set the trial date.

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