ISLAMABAD: Former Pakistan Test captain Salman Butt and fast bowler Mohammad Asif returned to domestic action on Sunday, four months after completing their five-year bans for spot-fixing.
The tainted trio, including Mohammad Amir, were banned by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for bowling deliberate no-balls in return for money during the Lord’s Test against England on Pakistan’s tour in 2010 and they were later jailed along with their agent Mazhar Majeed in the United Kingdom.
The ICC lifted their sanctions on the pair in September last year, making them eligible for national and international matches.
Amir, whose ban was relaxed in April 2015, Sunday boarded a plane to New Zealand Sunday after he was included in Pakistan’s one-day and Twenty20 squads.
Butt and Asif travelled to Hyderabad to play for Water and Power Development Authority against Federally Administered Tribal Areas.