Saturday 24 February 2018

Cricket: Pakistani 'spot-fixing' pair fail in suspension appeal

Salman Butt and Mohammad Amir, two of the players accused of spot-fixing during the summer, yesterday lost their appeal against provisional suspensions from all cricket.

Butt and Amir wanted to play for Pakistan during the investigation, but after a hearing in Dubai, English barrister Michael Beloff QC ruled against them.

"Having considered every aspect of the case, I dismiss their appeals and they remain suspended," said Beloff, who is the code of conduct commissioner for the International Cricket Council (ICC).

"The players have denied the charges, but they will remain suspended before a code of conduct commission is formed to hear the case."

Mohammad Asif, the third man to be implicated in deliberate no-balling during the Lord's Test, was not at the hearing as he had withdrawn his appeal.

It is not clear when the charges will be addressed by the ICC. (© Daily Telegraph, London)

Irish Independent

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