Majeed to appeal match-fixing conviction

A sports agent jailed over a cricket match-fixing scam is appealing against his conviction.

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Mazhar Majeed, 36, from Croydon, south London, was sentenced to two years and eight months.

Three Pakistan cricketers also received custodial sentences at London's Southwark Crown Court in November over a scandal that rocked world sport.

Ex-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.

Majeed's appeal will be heard by the Lord Chief Justice, Lord Judge, Mr Justice Openshaw and Mr Justice Irwin.

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