CAS to hear Asif and Butt appeal
The Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) will hear, next February, the appeals of banned Pakistan cricketers Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif against the ICC's bans for spot-fixing. Asif's case will be heard between February 5-7, and Butt's on the 8th, it was confirmed on Monday. The CAS, headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland, is recognised as the world's highest judicial body for sportsmen and cases involving sport.
Asif, along with Butt, was found guilty at Southwark Crown Court in November 2011, on charges of conspiracy to cheat and conspiracy to accept corrupt payments over deliberate noballs bowled during the Lord's Test between Pakistan and England in August 2010. Mohammad Amir, the third player accused by the Crown Prosecution Service, had pleaded guilty to the charges.