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Butt turns on agent in match-fixing trial

cricket Updated: Oct 19, 2011 23:49 IST
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The former Pakistan captain Salman Butt turned on his former agent, Mazhar Majeed, as he spent a second day in the dock at the cricket match-fixing trial. Butt also spoke of his suspicions about a conspiracy between the agent and his own bowlers to fix elements of the Lord's Test between England and Pakistan last year.

"I took his word and trusted him. I'd known him so long but I didn't know there could be another side to him."

Butt was asked whether he suspected his bowlers to have been involved in the alleged conspiracy. "It's very hard to believe the bowlers could do that but the suspicion was there," he said. Later it was put to Butt that Amir was involved in corrupt activity at Lord's. He responded: "After all the evidence, I suppose."