The Pakistan Cricket Board issued a signed statement of Butt today in which he has apologised to all the people who have been hurt by his role in the spot fixing scandal.
The signed statement comes just few days after a senior PCB official said that until Butt made a clear confession about his role in the spot fixing scandal he could face the prospect of having his five-year ban extended to ten years.
The ICC banned Butt and pace bowlers, Muhammad Aamir and Muhammad Asif in early 2011 for spot fixing during the fourth Test against England at Lords in 2010 with all of them getting minimum five-year bans.
But the ICC's anti-corruption tribunal also imposed a suspended five-year ban on Butt and the ban could be evoked if the former captain didn't meet with the requirements of the ICC's anti-corruption code.
In his statement Butt admits to being guilty of being a party in bowling of two deliberate no balls in the Lord’s Test match.
"I accept that I am guilty of breaching the ICC anti-corruption code in the manner found by the anti-corruption tribunal in its judgement dated February 5, 201, namely being a party to the bowling of two deliberate no-balls in the Lords Test match," Butt admits.
"I 'unreservedly' and 'unconditionally' apologise and express deep regret and remorse for those grave breaches and recognise the harm they have done to cricket and to the image of the Pakistan Cricket Board and Pakistan as a nation. As a captain I accept that I had greater responsibility than any other team in the team," Butt has confessed.

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