The jury in the spot-fixing trial of former Pakistan Test captain Salman Butt and fast bowler Mohammad Asif were sent home for the night on Thursday and will continue their deliberations on Friday.

The trial judge, Justice Jeremy Cooke, finished his summing-up of the case on Thursday before sending the jury out to start their deliberations.

Prosecutors allege that Butt, 27, and Asif, 28, conspired with British agent Mazher Majeed and bowler Mohammad Aamer to deliver three intentional no-balls during the Lord's Test between Pakistan and England in August 2010.

Butt and Asif have both pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiracy to obtain and accept corrupt payments, and conspiracy to cheat at gambling.. — AFP

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