21 Jun 2012

Salman Butt set for early release from prison

11:27 am on 21 June 2012

Pakistan's disgraced former cricket captain Salman Butt is to be released early from prison in Britain.

The 27-year-old Butt was jailed for 30 months last November on charges of accepting corrupt payments during a test at Lord's nearly two years ago.

Butt's father says his son's good behaviour has brought about his early release, and he expects him to be home in Pakistan in the next three or four days.

Two of his Butt's team-mates implicated in the same conspiracy, Mohammad Asif and Mondammad Aamer, were released in February and last month respectively.