The Court of Arbitration for Sport on Wednesday said that it had rejected appeals against spot-fixing bans filed by Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif.
The ruling marked the final chapter in one of the biggest cricketing scandals of recent years and was hailed by the International
Cricket Council governing body as a vindication of its policies against cheating.
“The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has dismissed the appeals filed by the Pakistani cricket players Mohammad Asif and Salman Butt against the decisions taken by the International Cricket Council Tribunal on 5 February 2011,” it said in a statement.
The Swiss-based court, whose arbitrators heard the two players’ cases in February, noted that Asif had requested that his ban be overturned mainly on procedural issues.