The ICC is investigating whether Salman Butt has breached the terms of his 10-year ban for spot fixing by becoming a studio pundit for a Pakistan TV channel during the World Cup.
“We are not satisfied with this appointment and we have written to Tribunal chairman, Michael Beloff to enquire whether this could be viewed as a breach of the terms of his suspended sentence,” ICC CEO, Haroon Lorgat said in a statement after the executive board meeting in Dubai.
Pakistan’s Channel Five has employed Butt, who was handed a minimum five-year ban on 5th February along with teammates, Mohammed Asif and Muhammad Aamer for being involved in spot-fixing on the tour to England last year.
Butt who is based in Lahore also hoped that the ICC and Pakistan Cricket Board would not make an issue out of his working for the channel.
“It is the only way for me to have some links with cricket. And as it is my sentence is suspended and I still have the right to appeal against the ban in the international court of arbitration for sports,” Butt said.