Butt headed to Dubai to meet ACSU


Banned former Pakistan captain Salman Butt is set to meet with the ICC's anti-corruption unit in Dubai later this month, which he thinks is in connection to his request to be allowed to play domestically again.

Butt was banned for match fixing for 10 years in 2010, but for years denied his involvement. In 2013 he finally confessed, and now feels he has done enough repentance to have his sentence relaxed.

Butt told Cricinfo: "I am not aware about the purpose of the meeting. But I am sure it is related to my request to the PCB about my reintegration into cricket.

"I am happy that I am being heard and I am ready for the ICC meeting as well."

It might not all go his way though, as the PCB say he has not complied with all the requirements to have his sentence reduced. The ICC might agree with that, which could see the second five years, which had been suspended, kick in.

Fellow accused Mohammad Amir has already returned to the game earlier this year, with the hopes of getting back into international form, as he was only 18 at the time of the ban. Butt, however, is already 30.