ICC rejects Butt’s application for delay in hearing
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