NEW DELHI: Pakistan spot fixing scandal mastermind Salman Butt once banned for five years and being in jail also, is again considered in the Test team of the country, India state run PTI reported on Thursday.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) gave clearance to the national selection committee about the 32 year old batsman and he is considered for selection in the three Test series against West Indies in coming April.
A well informed source told Press Trust of India, “Now the PCB has given its clearance and Chief Selector Inzamam – ul – Haque has had a discussion with the national team’s head coach Mickey Arthur about probable selection for the Test series against West Indies and Butt’s name has been discussed seriously.”
He also said Butt was likely to be called up for national team training camp set prior to the forthcoming bilateral series. The investigation for spot – fixing scandal took place in 2010 during Pakistan tour to England proved Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir guilty and later suspended.