The International Cricket Council (ICC) has published the final determination of the independent anti-corruption tribunal, which banned three Pakistan players – Salman Butt, Mohammad Aamer and Mohammed Asif -- for spot-fixing. The tribunal had banned Butt for 10 years with five-year suspension period, Asif for seven years with two-year suspension period and Aamer for five years after finding them guilty of bowling deliberate no-balls during the Lord's Test.
The published decision is in encrypted version and is not available in England and Wales since the UK Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is pursuing criminal charges against the three banned players.
"The ICC has taken steps to permit read-only and non-printable access to a redacted version of the tribunal's full written determination via its website for the next seven days only and to those users located outside of England and Wales only," ICC said in a press release.
"The ICC wishes all stakeholders and followers of the sport to see for themselves the effort and resource that the ICC has devoted to pursuing these charges, so that there can be confidence in the ability of the ICC (and its Anti-Corruption and Security Unit) to defend and maintain the reputation and integrity of the sport from corrupt activities," the release said.
"It is the ICC's intention to be as transparent an organisation as is feasible and to publish all its reports and findings for the benefit of stakeholders. Publishing the full written determination of the tribunal is clearly in the best interest of cricket," ICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat said.