Pakistan's disgraced trio of Salman Butt, Mohammed Amir and Mohammed Asif have had their central contracts suspended by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

PCB Director of International Cricket Operations Zakir Khan said on Wednesday the central contracts of the three players stood suspended from November 1.

He explained that until the International Cricket Council (ICC) took a final call on their provisional suspensions and also on the spot-fixing allegations against them, they couldn't get any benefits from the Board.

“Only those who can play for Pakistan are given central contracts. Since these three can't represent Pakistan until the final decision on their suspensions their contracts are suspended,” he said.

Tafazzul Rizvi, the legal advisor of the Board, said the contracts were suspended in line with the ICC anti-corruption code of conduct laws.

“The board is not providing any sort of help or support, the players now have to contest the suspensions and allegations by themselves,” Rizvi said. — PTI

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