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On this day in 2010: The Pakistan spot-fixing scandal

On this day in 2010, the Pakistan spot-fixing scandal took place in the Lord's on the test match between England and Pakistan.

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On this day in 2010, cricket had to witness the dark side of scandals like spot-fixing. On 28 August 2010, Lord's hosted the test match between Pakistan and England and the Pakistan spot-fixing scandal occurred.

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The Pakistan spot-fixing scandal mainly involved three members of the Pakistan National Cricket team. Those three cricketers: Salman Butt, Mohammad Amir, and Mohammad Asif were convicted for taking bribes from Mazhar Majeed to bowl no-balls purposefully. Mazhar was a player agent.

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A few undercover reporters from News of The World recorded the bribing and informing reporters about the bowlers bowling no balls at some point of the match privately.

Later Scotland Yard arrested Majeed because of match-fixing. Also, the ICC banned those three Pakistani cricketers for terms of between 5 and 10 years.

The London court found Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif guilt in November 2011. Also, the court found Mohammad Amir and Mazhar guilty on the same charges. In the end, all four of them got prison sentences.

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