Former Pakistan cricketers Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif have lost their appeals against lengthy bans for spot-fixing in a test against England.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport said its panel had dismissed the challenges of the two players to bans imposed by the International Cricket Council.

The CAS confirmed that former Pakistan captain Butt lost his appeal against a 10-year ban while Asif failed to overturn a seven-year suspension.

Both the players must serve five years of their sanctions, with the remaining years deferred by the ICC.

Butt, Asif and teammate Mohammad Amir were convicted in an English criminal trial of arranging to bowl no-balls for betting scams during an August 2010 match at Lord’s. They spent three to seven months in prison.

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