butt-er wouldn't meltCRICKET: Salman Butt’s agent is apparently some sort of psychic who has an X-Man style ability to see into the future.
That seems to be the only explanation left for alleged match-fixer Butt, who says he still can’t explain how his agent accurately predicted when he was about to bowl a no-ball.
The only other option is that Butt told him when he’d bowl the no-balls so they could make money illegally through spot-fixing but that, of course, would be ludicrous.
Butt’s evidence came as he and two other Pakistan players, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir, pleaded not guilty to multiple charges of breaking the ICC’s anti-corruption code, at a hearing in Doha.
In brief opening statements responding to the allegations, fast bowler Amir also told the three-man commission chaired by Michael Beloff QC that he did not know why businessman Mazhar Majeed told the News of the World when the no balls would be bowled.
The lying bastards will be quizzed at greater length over the weekend with a verdict on the charges expected to be made by Sunday or Monday and punishments delivered afterwards, possibly by Tuesday.