The lawyer of former Pakistan cricket captain Salman Butt — convicted for spot-fixing — said on Friday that he would appeal against his 30-month jail sentence by a London court on Thursday.Speaking outside Southwark Crown Court, Butt’s lawyer Paul Harris made the announcement soon after the sentencing saying they would appeal against the court verdict within 24 hours.Butt had been sentenced to two-and-a-half years on charges of conspiring to accept corrupt payments and conspiring to cheat. The sentence could, however, be reduced to half the term for good behaviour.Butt was also ordered to pay 30,937 towards the cost of prosecution.Butt’s counsel expressed confidence that they would be able to build the grounds to ensure the appeal was turned in their favour.”On behalf of Salman Butt, I want to confirm that we will be appealing the sentence. We are launching grounds of appeal in the next 24 hours,” Harris said.
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