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Amir, Asif, Butt Appeal Hearing To Take Place In Qatar

Amir, Asif, Butt Appeal Hearing To Take Place In Qatar
Amir, Asif, Butt Appeal Hearing To Take Place In Qatar
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The International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed that Pakistan players Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir have, like their team-mate Salman Butt, appealed against their provisional suspension from all cricket.

The ICC handed the three players the suspension after they were charged with various offences under the ICC's Anti-Corruption code, relating to allegations that the players were involved in spot-fixing during the fourth Test match against England at Lord's.

Michael Beloff QC will hear the appeal in Doha, Qatar, on 30th and 31st October.

“After receiving three separate appeals from the respective players, the ICC moved as quickly as possible to convene an independent hearing in accordance with the ICC’s Anti-Corruption Code. After consulting with all parties involved we decided to conduct the hearing in Doha, Qatar," ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat said.

“It is important to understand that the appeals are against the provisional suspension only and will not consider the substantive charges that were laid against the players on 2 September 2010. In the meantime, the players remain provisionally suspended from all cricket and related activities.

“We want to ensure a fair and just process in terms of our code, but we are also determined to maintain the integrity of our great sport."

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