LAHORE The three Pakistani cricketers, Salman Butt, Muhammad Asif and Muhammad Aamir, are returning to Pakistan. Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board Ijaz Butt said on the occasion: The three Pakistani cricketers are now returning to Pakistan. They have not been charged by the Police with any offence. They have fully co-operated with the police in their inquiries and maintain that they are innocent of any alleged wrongdoing. They have agreed with the Police to return to England if the police request them to do so to further assist in their enquiries. I have no further comments to make at this time. AFP adds: Three Pakistan cricket players questioned by British police over claims they were involved in a fixing scandal will return home on Friday, the London legal firm representing them said. The Metropolitan Police has been notified that Mohammad Aamer, Mohammad Asif and Salman Butt will return to Pakistan later this morning, said a statement from Addleshaw Goddard. Police had questioned Test team captain Butt and bowlers Aamer and Asif over claims in the News of The World newspaper that they took money to deliberately bowl no-balls in a Test match against England at Lords last month. The players, who have denied wrongdoing, were released without charge after being quizzed at a London police station on September 3. Despite their return to Pakistan, the lawyers statement said the cricketers remain available to co-operate fully with the police investigation and have each given undertakings to return to the UK if required to do so. The players are looking forward to being reunited with their families, it said. A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police in London confirmed it was aware that the trio were leaving Britain and said the players had promised through their solicitor to return to assist the Metropolitan Police Service inquiry in due course. PCB approval required to hire players agent The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has made it mandatory for all its players to get their agents cleared by the board before September 30, 2010 and has warned that not complying with the guidelines would make the player ineligible for domestic as well as international game events. No Pakistan cricketer, who is selected for any squad for local and international teams, will be allowed to engage any agent or manager without the prior written approval of the PCB, said an official of the PCB. The spokesman warned that failure to comply will result in the player being declared ineligible for selection in any of the domestic or international cricketing events under the control of the PCB. He added that the agents must clearly mention the cricketers they wish to work with and also make background data and terms of contract with the players available to the PCB. Agent-managers based in Pakistan would have to get clearance from a local law enforcement authority while in case of a sportsmans agent having some other countrys nationality, the PCB will ask the relevant high commissioner-ambassador of Pakistan to which the agent belongs for his checking and approval, said the spokesman.