Friday 12 November 2010 

Amir, Asif, Butt Hearing To Take Place In January

Amir, Asif, Butt Hearing To Take Place In January
Amir, Asif, Butt Hearing To Take Place In January
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Pakistan cricketers Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Asif and Salman Butt will have their cases into alleged breaches of the ICC Anti-Corruption code heard between 6th and 11th January in Qatar.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed that it has appointed an independent Anti-Corruption tribunal which will be chaired by Michael Beloff QC and include fellow Code of Conduct Commissioners Justice Albie Sachs and Sharad Rao.

The players were charged under Article 2 of the ICC Anti-Corruption Code on 2nd September and were subsequently provisionally suspended from all cricket.

An appeal against this suspension from Amir and Butt was rejected on 31st October.

The three players were alleged by The News Of The World to be involved in a plan to bowl no-balls at specific times in the fourth and final Test against England at Lord's earlier this year.

A fourth player, Wahab Riaz, was also questioned by police before being released and earlier this month, wicket-keeper Zulqarnain Haider left the squad during a series in the United Arab Emirates, later claiming he felt his life was in danger from match-fixers who wanted him to affect the outcome of the One-Day International series against South Africa.

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