LAHORE Former Pakistan captain Ramiz Raja has called Salman Butts defence against allegations of 'spot-fixing as a big joke, claimed The News of the World, the newspaper at the centre of the storm. Salman Butts claims are a joke, a big joke. If you are implicated, youve got to come out straight away and say, 'Ive not done this, I dont care what the allegations are, Im not involved and that is the truth, the paper quoted Raja as saying. Raja said he considered Butt a sensible cricketer but his actions have left him disappointed. I thought Butt was intelligent enough to understand the importance of leading Pakistan and setting an example. Butt and pacers Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamir were suspended by the ICC after the sting operation, which showed a bookie boasting about how he bribed them to bowl no-balls during last weeks Lords Test against England.