15 Dec 2010

Lawyer for former Pakistan captain says cricket corruption rife

6:44 pm on 15 December 2010

One of the lawyers assisting former Pakistan captain Salman Butt says corruption is rife in world cricket saying he has evidence that will make peoples hair stand on end.

Butt, together with Pakistan seamers Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamer, has been charged under the International Cricket Council's anti-corruption code in relation to allegations of spot-fixing during the fourth Test against England at Lord's in August.

The trio have been provisionally suspended ahead of an independent hearing in Doha early next year.

All three players deny the allegations and Aftab Gul, a member of Butt's legal team, says he has names of those involved in spot fixing, which he says is the biggest form of corruption in the game.