ICC re­jects Butt’s ap­pli­ca­tion for de­lay in hear­ing

The Pak Banker - - International -

DUBAI: The In­ter­na­tional Cricket Coun­cil ( ICC) has re­jected sus­pended Pak­istan crick­eter Sal­man Butt's ap­pli­ca­tion to de­lay the hear­ing into the spot-fix­ing al­le­ga­tions against him and two other crick­eters from his coun­try.

Thus, the hear­ing will take place as sched­uled from Jan­uary 6-11 in Doha.

Butt along with pace duo of Mo­ham­mad Asif and Mo­ham­mad Aamer were sus­pended by the ICC when al­le­ga­tion of spot-fix­ing sur­faced against them dur­ing the Lord's Test against Eng­land in Septem­ber.

Michael Beloff, Chair­man of the ICC Anti-Cor­rup­tion Tri­bunal, heard the plea Butt's le­gal rep­re­sen­ta­tion and ruled against the ad­journ­ment, Wed­nes­day night.

"Mr Beloff, the Chair­man of the ICC Anti-Cor­rup­tion Tri­bunal, fol­low­ing a lengthy tele­phone hear­ing and hav­ing re­ceived writ­ten sub­mis­sions, has ruled that Mr Butt's ap­pli­ca­tion is de­nied and as such, the full hear­ing will take place as sched­uled from 6-11 Jan­uary 2011 in Doha, Qatar," an ICC state­ment said.

It was only Butt who wanted a de­lay in the hear­ing and both Asif and Aamer were keen that hear­ing takes place as soon as pos­si­ble. -Afp

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