Hearing of spot-fixing case against tainted Pak trio set for January 2011

Saturday, November 13, 2010

DUBAI - An independent Anti-Corruption Tribunal, appointed by the ICC’s Code of Conduct Commission Chairman Michael Beloff, will hear the spot-fixing case against the tainted Pakistani trio from 6-11 January 2011 at Doha in Qatar.

“The International Cricket Council (ICC) can confirm that during a telephone hearing earlier today, the Chair of the ICC’s Code of Conduct Commission, Mr Michael Beloff QC, formally appointed an independent Anti-Corruption Tribunal to determine the alleged breaches of the ICC’s Anti-Corruption Code by three Pakistan players - Salman Butt, Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif,” an ICC media release said.

“The three-person tribunal will be made up of Mr Beloff QC (as Chair), together with two other Code of Conduct Commissioners - Justice Albie Sachs from South Africa and Sharad Rao from Kenya - as per the appointment procedure described in the ICC’s Anti-Corruption Code,” it added.

The media release revealed that during the telephone hearing, it was also agreed that the “full hearing would be scheduled to take place from 6-11 January 2011 in Doha, Qatar.”

“The three players were charged under Article 2 of the ICC Anti-Corruption Code on 2 September 2010 and have been provisionally suspended since that date. Two players -Salman Butt and Mohammad Amir - had an appeal against that provisional suspension dismissed on 31 October 2010. All three players remain suspended from all cricketing activities,”it added.(ANI)

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