09/11/2011 05:44 GMT | Updated 09/01/2012 05:12 GMT

Salman Butt, Disgraced Pakistan Cricketer, Appeals Against 30-Month Match Fixing Sentence

Disgraced Pakistan cricketer Salman Butt has filed an appeal against a 30-month prison sentence for match fixing.

His lawyer Yasin Patel confirmed in Islamabad, Pakistan, that an appeal has been filed against the sentence handed down at London's Southwark Crown Court last week.

Fast bowler Mohammad Asif was also sent to prison for a year and teenage fast bowler Mohammad Amir for six months for bowling no-balls at prearranged times during a Test match last year to fix spot-betting markets.

Agent Mazhar Majeed, who was secretly filmed by a News of the World reporter accepting £150,000, was given the stiffest punishment when he was sent to jail for two years and eight months.