Ex-Pak opener Butt looks for a new lawyer for spot-fixing case

Monday, November 22, 2010

LAHORE - Suspended Test captain Salman Butt is reportedly looking for a new lawyer to represent him in the January hearing of the ICC’s Code of Conduct Commission.

According to the Daily Times, Butt has asked the sport’s governing body for an extension in the deadline for submitting details of his legal team and other relevant documents in preparation for the hearing in Doha from January 6 to 11.

“The three players suspended by the ICC, Butt, Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif were supposed to submit details of their lawyers and other relevant documents by November 19 to the ICC, but Salman has asked for an extension of three-days as his legal team is not finalized as yet,” the newspaper quoted a source, as saying.

Butt is facing problems as his lawyer Aftab Gul has refused to represent him at the hearing.

Gul had recently withdrawn from the case claiming that he did not wanted to be part of a procedure in which the ICC has already decided to take action.

“Salman has asked for an extension because on one hand while he is trying to hire a foreign lawyer he is also still trying to convince Aftab Gul to change his mind and represent him,” a source said.

Butt, Amir and Asif were suspended in September after a British tabloid alleged that they were involved in ’spot-fixing’ in the Lord’s Test against England in August.

The three players have been charged under Article 2 of the ICC Anti-Corruption Code. (ANI)

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