Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Convicted Former Cricket Agent Is Working As Jail Cleaner
The convicted former cricket agent of Pakistani players Mazhar Majeed has reportedly found himself a cleaner’s job in a jail in Britain.
The mastermind of the spot-fixing scam that involved Test match cheating by Pakistan’s then captain Salman Butt and two fast bowlers Mohammed Asif and Mohammed Amir gets £9.50 a week (about 1,350 Rupees per week).
Mazhar Majeed is serving his time at the Ford open prison in West Sussex.
The Briotain newspaper reported on Monday that Mazhar also gets his own cell with freeview TV.
“He’s over the moon. He could have been given harder jobs,” a source told The Sun about the cricket agent who is serving two years and eight months jail sentence.
Captain Salman Butt, 27, and bowlers Mohammad Asif, 28, and Mohammad Amir, 19, were also locked up for the no-ball fixing scandal in 2010 against England.
The Prison Service said: "We do not comment on individual prisoners. Prisoners located in open conditions are rigorously risk-assessed."