So Salman Butt went round some of the Pakistani TV channels last weekend telling anyone who cared to listen that ICC didn’t have a shred of evidence against him, that they were relying on the NOTW video and that the video dosen’t incriminate him in any way.
Personally, I haven’t bothered to bore myself watching the video. Mainly because I’m not convinced that what I would be watching would be the whole video, rather than just an edited version to make the 3 players look guilty.
What can be taken for certain though, is the fact that the police have now handed a second file of evidence to the Crown Prosecution Service. So if Butt thinks that all that is going against him is the video, he could be mistaken. His bravado and confidence could be very badly misplaced.
Also, I’m fairly sure that ICC wouldn’t have revealed their own evidence in last weeks hearing, as it had nothing to do with whether Butt was guilty or not. It is naive of Butt to say that.
There is one point on which I will agree with Butt on and that is that he is innocent until proven otherwise, he is maintaining that he is already being presumed guilty, I think that is true of fans and media alike and it is unfair.