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Scandal-Hit Pakistan Cricket Trio Returning Home


Three Pakistan cricketers accused of involvement in a match-fixing scandal are returning home.

Lawyers representing test captain Salman Butt, and bowlers Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir said their clients are flying back to Pakistan from Britain Friday.

A British tabloid accused the players of taking bribes to intentionally bowl illegal "no-balls" during a test match against England last month.

British police questioned the players on September 3, but so far no charges have been brought against them. Cricket's world authority, the ICC, suspended Butt, Asif and Amir last week pending its own investigation.

The three maintain they are innocent.

Lawyers said the trio has agreed to continue cooperating with British police and would return to London, if required.

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