The Cricket Verdicts: Pakistan, and the World, React
It’s a scandal that has damaged the reputation of Pakistani cricket and rocked the international sport. In a London courtroom yesterday, former captain Salman Butt and fast bowlers Mohammad Asif andMohammad Amir were convicted for corruption after being found guilty of plotting to cheat and take bribes to fix a match against England last summer.
It was also revealed today that sports agent Mazhar Majeed already pleaded guilty — the latest development in the match-fixing scandal that could sentence the cricketers to up to seven years in jail.
Below are some of the reactions to the scandal on Twitter, a video from CNN on the ground in Pakistan and the original summer 2010 News of the World undercover sting that started the whole case.