Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Asif has informed the International Cricket Council (ICC) that he intends to withdraw his appeal against his provisional suspension from the game.
He was suspended, along with team-mates Mohammad Amir and Salman Butt, following allegations of spot-fixing during the fourth Test match against England at Lord's earlier this year.
It has been claimed that the three were involved in a plan to bowl deliberate no-balls at specific stages of the match.
"Mohammad Asif confirmed earlier today that he has withdrawn his challenge to the provisional suspension imposed on him on 2 September 2010 pending determination of the charges brought against him under the ICC’s Anti-Corruption Code," an ICC statement confirmed.
"Arrangements are now being made for the challenges being made by Salman Butt and Mohammad Amir against their provisional suspensions to be heard in Dubai on 30 and 31 October 2010.
"The ICC will not make any further comment at this stage."
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