ICC chargesheeted Butt and Akmal after rejecting their replies

A report in the 'Dawn' said the two players were served the notices on August 21, the day Pakistan won the Oval Test against England. The PCB, though, ignored the notices and went onto announce special victory bonuses for the players and the team management.

Sources told PTI that the ICC was tipped off about the suspicious activities of the two players after the T20 World Cup in the West Indies and the governing body also had some information on the conversations between them and the alleged bookie Mazhar Majeed.

The report said both Salman and Akmal were asked to reply to notice within 14 days, asking them to provide their mobile phone numbers which they used during the World T20 besides some other information.

After finding their replies unsatisfactory, the ICC sent charge-sheets to the two players and were delivered at their personal addresses and not through the PCB. The report quoting sources said although the PCB had some reports about the suspicious activities of Akmal, it was unaware about the activities of Butt, who was elevated to the post of Test captain after Shahid Afridi quit job.

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