Appeals of Pakistan 'spot-fixing' trio given hearing date
Wednesday 06 October 2010
The appeals by the three Pakistan cricketers against their suspension over 'spot-fixing' allegations will be heard in Doha on October 30 and 31, the International Cricket Council have confirmed.
Salman Butt, Mohammad Aamer and Mohammad Asif have been provisionally suspended from all cricket after they were charged in accordance with the ICC anti-corruption code.
The charges followed allegations made in the News of the World newspaper and subsequent investigations by the ICC's Anti Corruption and Security Unit into 'spot-fixing' allegations.
ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat said: "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.
"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."
Michael Beloff QC, the head of the ICC Code of Conduct Commission, will hear the appeal.
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