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Former Pakistan bowler Mohammad Asif loses appeal over match-fixing conviction

Mohammad Asif: Has lost his appeal over his match-fixing conviction

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Former Pakistan paceman Mohammad Asif has lost his appeal over his match-fixing conviction.

Judges at the Court of Appeal in London said that the 30-year-old, who was released from jail in May last year after serving half of a 12-month sentence, did not have an arguable case for attacking his conviction.

Giving the decision of the court, Mr Justice Griffith Williams said: "We are not persuaded that there are any grounds, arguable or otherwise, for attacking the safety of the convictions of this applicant. The renewed applications are accordingly dismissed."

Asif was one of three Pakistan cricketers who received custodial sentences at London's Southwark Crown Court in November 2011 over a scandal that rocked world sport.

Ex-captain Salman Butt was jailed for 30 months for his role as the "orchestrator" of a plot to bowl deliberate no-balls in the 2010 Lord's Test against England while Mohammad Amir was detained for six months in a young offenders institution.

As a result of bans imposed by the International Cricket Council (ICC), the trio are barred from playing for five years.

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