Forgot Password

 

Register

 

Create your Connect ID

This will allow you to login to all DStv websites & applications




or
Login using
x

Email Reset

 




Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Cricket | More Cricket

Salman Butt © Gallo Images

Butt upbeat for CAS appeal



Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt appeared upbeat as he arrived at a Swiss court on Friday in a bid to overturn a ban imposed for spot-fixing and revive his cricket career.

"I feel good," Butt said as he arrived at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne, shortly after 9:00 am (0800 GMT).

His appearance comes a day after Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Asif appeared before the court, in what he described to AFP as a "quite busy" day of hearings about the infamous Lord's test against England in 2010.

Butt, Asif and fellow paceman Mohammad Amir were banned by the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 2011 after being found guilty of deliberately contriving no balls to order in that match.

The trio were also jailed by a British court over the scandal in November 2011. All three were released last year after completing half of their sentences.

The 28-year-old former Pakistan captain said in a statement on Thursday he was hoping the hearing, which will last until Friday afternoon, would help end his suspension and allow him to return to the game he loves.

Butt, who was banned from the game for 10 years, with the possibility of five suspended, has argued though that the suspension was a career-ending punishment, and has insisted he should be given another opportunity to play for Pakistan.

"Cricket is my life and every single day that has passed has been so painful because I have not been able to play," he said Thursday in a statement issued by his lawyer.

"All I want is an opportunity to get back into cricket whilst I am still young and I can still play well."

A ruling in the case is expected within the next three weeks.

Shop

The Proteas
20 Years, 20 Landmark Matches by Neil Manthorp
R171.38
Jacques Kallis
South Africa has produced more great all-rounders than any other country
R176.00
Bouch
Through my eyes
R180.40
Gunn & Moore Epic 808 DXM Cricket Bat
The Gunn and Moore Epic DXM 808 Harrow bat has been carefully developed so that you can get the most from your game
R1919.00


Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Live Video Streaming

Barclays Premier League - Matchday 3: Leicester City v Arsenal
Mon, 01 Sep @ 05:00
Mon, 01 Sep @ 16:00

Sports Talk



Neil in Zimbabwe
Week 4
I’m not one for rubbing salt into anyone’s wounds, especially those as fresh as Australia’s, so...

Faf du Plessis
A career highlight and backing Rilee
It’s been a good week thanks to two very contrasting victories over Australia and Zimbabwe...

Kepler Wessels
ODI cricket a batsman's game
Four magnificent one day hundreds on the same day is clear evidence that due to the change of rules...

Mpumelelo Mbangwa
Does it matter how the Proteas win?
The superiority of the Australians over Zimbabwe was clearly displayed in the first match of the...

Haze's Comment
Will Shastri stop the shop rot?
While I have chased our fine game with microphone in hand over the last 20 years I have heard some...

Neil in Sri Lanka
Week 4
It is patently absurd to suggest that this Test ‘save’, in Colombo, was better than Adelaide 2012...