Three Pakistan cricket team players and an agent will face corruption charges, according to Britain’s the Crown Prosecution Service

Players Mohammad Amir, Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif were accused of spot-fixing in the fourth Test against England at Lord's Cricket Ground last summer. They were suspended in September, accused of bowling deliberate no-balls.

Butt is the former captain of the Pakistan team.

Their agent, Mazhar Majeed will face charges of conspiracy to obtain and accept corrupt payments and also conspiracy to cheat.

It is believed the conspirators were paid £150,000 to fix the matches.

The International Cricket Council will separately present its findings on the case over the weekend.
We are satisfied there is sufficient evidence for a realistic prospect of conviction, said Crown Prosecution Service in a statement.

All four defendants are scheduled to appear at the City of Westminster Magistrates' Court on March 17. If the players do not voluntarily return to the U.K. they will be extradited.