Asif, who shared a cell with Butt in Canterbury prison, got released at the end of last week after serving half of a 12-month sentence for spot fixing.
Asif shared a cell with Butt in Canterbury prison until his release at the end of last week after serving half of a 12-month sentence for spot fixing.
“There were very few Muslims in the prison and we both were first asked whether we could share the same room,” recalled Asif.
“We immediately agreed. Having a non-muslim room partner could have made life difficult for both me and Salman.”
“No, there were no ill-feelings between us. In fact, we were like two brothers in the prison. Both of us were made gym in-charge where we played badminton and football.”
Asif has revealed Butt’s wife and eldest son have visited him in jail but his youngest son, born minutes before he was found guilty at Southwark Crown Court, has not been granted a visa by the British government.