Asif pleads Great start guilty of fixing
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Disgraced Pakistan pacer Mohammad Asif on Wednesday publicly confessed to his role in the 2010 spot-fixing scandal during the Lord's Test and tendered an unconditional apology to the countrymen for his actions. Nearly three years after he was handed a seven-year ban by the ICC from any form of cricket, the 30-year-old fast bowler admitted to his guilt for the first time
"I accept the punishment from the ICC tribunal in 2011. I apologise for my actions that have brought disrespect to my beloved country, to the millions of fans in Pakistan and in the world. When I look back at the events of my career, I feel very sorry," Asif said during a press conference at the Karachi Press Club here.
Asif along with pace partner Mohammad Aamir and then-captain Salman Butt were banned by the ICC for agreeing to bowl deliberate no-balls in return for money during the Lord's Test against England in 2010.
An anti-corruption tribunal of the ICC banned Butt for 10 years with five suspended, Asif for seven years with two suspended and Aamir for five years.