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Appeal against fixing verdict by Mazhar Majeed

LONDON: Sports agent Mazhar Majeed jailed over a cricket fixing sandal has appealed against his conviction. Majeed was sentenced to two years and eight months in prison. Three Pakistani cricketers also received custodial sentences at London’s Southwark Crown Court in November over a scandal that rocked world sport. Former Test captain Salman Butt was jailed for two and a half years for his role as the “orchestrator” of a plot to bowl deliberate no-balls in the 2010 Lord’s Test against England. Mohammad Asif, the former world number two Test bowler, was sentenced to 12 months. Mohammad Amir, who had been tipped to become one of the all-time great fast bowlers, was sentenced to six months. All three players are serving five-year bans from cricket imposed by the International Cricket Council (ICC). Amir and Butt failed in an attempt to have their sentences reduced at the Court of Appeal in November.