Cricket made an interesting announcement today as ICC confirmed that the Pakistani cricketers, namely Mohammad Asif and Salman Butt will be free to return to competitive action on September 2 after serving bans for involvement in match-fixing.

The pair, suspended in 2011 for their part in attempting to fix the 2010 Lord's test against England, have fulfilled the conditions laid down by the ICC's independent Anti-Corruption Tribunal.

Read: ICC banned me before court verdict: Asif 

While some rejoiced over the lift, others chose to remain rather straight forward in their approach…

Some comments were absolutely pun-tastic…

Fast bowler Mohammad Amir will also be eligible to return to international cricket at the same time. He started playing domestic cricket again in Pakistan earlier this year.

Read: Mohammad Asif submits appeal against ICC ban

The three players were found guilty in 2011 of various offences of corrupt behavior and their punishments were backdated to start in September 2010.

Amir, 23, was banned for five years, 32-year-old Asif for seven with the final two years suspended on specified conditions and 30-year-old Butt, who was Pakistan captain, for 10 years with the last five suspended.