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Salman Butt and Muhammad Asif included in CPL drafting

Talal Dar - 02-02-2016 - View: 516

Both players were banned for spot fixing five years back

Salman Butt and Muhammad Asif included in CPL drafting

The former captain and opening batsman of Pakistan Cricket Team Salman Butt and fast bowler Muhammad Asif could play for the first time outside Pakistan since their ban as they have been selected for the drafting of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL).

Butt and Asif had been banned alongwith Muhammad Amir in 2010 when they did spot fixing against England in Test match. Amir was back after serving the five year ban and has returned in domestic cricket and Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) T20 matches.

Later, Amir was picked up for the New Zealand tour where he played T20 and One-Day International (ODI) matches so Butt and Asif would also be looking to catch the eye of selectors by performing well in the CPL and they are already playing domestic cricket in Pakistan.

Butt and Asif had applied to get selected for drafting so they have been approved by West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) alongwith 35 other Pakistani players which include Shahid Afridi, Ahmed Shehzad, Shoaib Malik, Muhammad Amir, Sohail Tanvir, Umar Akmal and many others.

More than 200 players will be there when the players will be drafted as Pakistan will have most players after the hosts West Indies. The league could one of the biggest after Indian Premier League (IPL) due to the participation of so many International players.

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