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Jailed Cricketers Butt, Amir to Appeal Sentences Next Week

Nov. 18 (Bloomberg) -- Two Pakistani cricketers convicted of taking bribes to cheat in a Test match against England will have their appeal over their sentences heard next week.

Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt, 27, and fast bowler Mohammad Amir, 19, were sentenced to 30 months and six months respectively earlier this month. Also convicted was another player Mohammad Asif, 28, and Mazher Majid, an agent. The group was caught in a newspaper investigation last year.

The hearing is scheduled for Nov. 23 and will be heard by the U.K. judge Igor Judge and two other others. The current sentences allow for all four to serve half their sentences before being released for good behavior. Asif got one year and Majeed received two years and eight months.

They were caught following an undercover sting by defunct U.K. tabloid the News of the World for plotting to bowl no-balls during the match. The players became the first sportsmen to be convicted of cheating in the U.K. since three soccer players were jailed for throwing matches in 1964.

To contact the reporter on this story: Tariq Panja in London at tpanja@bloomberg.net;

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Anthony Aarons at aaarons@bloomberg.net

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