PCB not involved in Butt appeal
Pakistan cricket chief Zaka Ashraf feels Salman Butt's claims of innocence over his spot-fixing conviction is not a matter for the PCB.
Butt has now served his sentence for his part in a plot to deliberately bowl no-balls in return for cash during the Lord's Test between Pakistan and England in the summer of 2010. He was convicted, along with Mohammed Amir and Mohammad Asif, and all three have now served their time. They have also been banned for five years and, while Amir has made it clear that he will not appeal, Asif and Butt have hinted that they might take the matter further. Butt has now called for an open trial in his home country, saying that justice was not done in the case leading to his ban and time in jail, but Ashraf has washed his hands on the issue and stressed that it is a matter for the player himself. "Whatever denial Butt is giving now, it is his personal view," he said. "Butt was convicted in a UK court so the matter was related to the UK. "If the chief justice of Pakistan's Supreme Court decides to take up the matter it is up to him, but the PCB has no link and no role in all this."