Pakistan spot fixing trial: Fixer Majeed pleads guilty

Majeed who was filmed accepting £140,000 from an undercover reporter of the now dysfunctional News of the World had pleaded guilty for spot fixing charges along with bowler Muhammad Amir on 16th of September but due to reporting restrictions set by the Judge the please was not revealed until today.

Mazhar Majeed ,36 from Croydon in South London who was agent to the three Pakistani cricketers now faces corruption charges along with the trio Muhammad Amir, Salman Butt & Muhammad Asif.

Both Amir & Majeed did not stand trial as they accepted their part in the con at the pre-trial hearing while Salman Butt and Muhammad Asif vigorously denied the charges but were held accountable for conspiracy to cheat and conspiracy to accept corrupt payments by London’s Southwark Crown Court.

Mazhar Majeed’s barrister Mark Milliken-Smith said that Majeed was first approached by players to assist them in fixing rather than him being the “mastermind” of the conspiracy.

Butt and Asif are looking up to 7 years in Jail or heavy fines and have been banned from playing for at least 5 years by the International Cricket Council.