Suspended Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Asif has
apologized publicly for his involvement in a 2010 spot-fixing scandal and pledged
to cooperate with the International Cricket Council’s anti-corruption unit.
In 2011, Asif was banned for seven years
— two of them suspended — for bowling predetermined no-balls during the Lord’s
test against England. Teammates Salman Butt and Mohammad Amir were also banned
for a minimum period of five years for similar offences.
Asif told reporters on Wednesday: “I
apologize for my actions that have brought disrespect to my beloved country.”
Asif said he will
cooperate with the ICC, its Anti-Corruption and Security Unit and the Pakistan
Cricket Board “in fighting corruption in the game.”