Jailed former Pakistan skipper to launch appeal

DISGRACED former Pakistan captain Salman Butt has filed an appeal against the 30-month jail sentence he was handed last week for the part he played in the spot-fixing scandal.

Butt, fast bowlers Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir, as well as London-based sports agent Mazhar Majeed, have all begun spells behind bars for conspiring to and carrying out the act of bowling deliberate no-balls in the Lord’s Test against England last year.

After sentencing the judge told all three players they would be released half way through their jail terms, depending on good behaviour.