DUBAI (AFP) - The world of cricket reacted with dismay on Tuesday after the conviction of three Pakistani players for corruption but said the verdicts would send an important message that cheats would not be tolerated. Pakistan cricketers Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif face prison terms after being found guilty of fixing parts of a Test match against England in a case that has thrown the integrity of the international game into doubt. After the verdicts it was revealed that young Pakistan bowler Mohammad Aamer pleaded guilty to the same charges two weeks before former captain Butt and paceman Asif went on trial at Southwark Crown Court in London. International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive Haroon Lorgat said in a statement from Dubai that the verdicts would reinforce the world governing body's stance of zero tolerance against corruption. "I would reiterate ... that the ICC has a zero-tolerance attitude towards corruption and that we will use everything within our power to ensure that any suggestion of corrupt activity within our game is comprehensively investigated and, where appropriate, robustly prosecuted," Lorgat said. "We have always said that we will continue to explore every possible avenue to ensure that cricket is free from corrupt activity. That is precisely what we have done in this case."