Verdict on appeals of Salman, Aamer against their suspensions by ICC expected todayOctober 31st, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, Oct 31 (ANI): The International Cricket Council’s Code of Conduct
Commission is expected to announce a decision on the appeals of tainted
Pakistani players Salman Butt and Mohammad Aamer against their
provisional suspensions on Sunday (today).
Officials from the governing body of cricket said that the hearing would now
conclude on Sunday, the Daily Times reported.
Earlier, the two cricketers arrived at the ICC headquarters with their lawyers-
Salman with Khalid Ranjha, a former law minister, and Aftab Gul, a former
Pakistan player- and Aamer with his lawyer Shahid Karim. The third tainted
player- Mohammad Asif- had already withdrawn his appeal, saying that he
needed more time for his lawyers to prepare for the case.
Michael Beloff, who is presiding over the hearing and heads the
commission, said, “We have made progress in the case,” but declined to
elaborate on the matter.
“The hearings went on all day,” Salman’s lawyer Khalid Ranjha told reporters
after the eight-hour session. “It will continue tomorrow. I can’t say anything
more about the discussions today.”
The commission is expected to announce a decision on the players’
appeals on Sunday in a ruling that cannot be further challenged.
The proceedings in Dubai are, however, concerned only with the duo’s
suspensions and whether the ICC followed the correct procedures in
imposing them. The innocence or guilt of the players, who have denied any
wrongdoing so far, will be judged at an independent tribunal, the date of
which is not yet finalised.
Well-informed sources revealed that the legal team of the ICC had indeed
submitted a detailed list of charges against the two players at the hearing in
a bid to justify the suspensions imposed on them on September 2.
The ICC legal experts, representing the anti-corruption and security unit, had
tried to convince the tribunal head at the hearing that the two players had
indeed clearly violated several clauses of the anti-corruption code, which led
to the ICC imposing the suspensions on them, the sources added.
On September 2, the ICC had suspended opening batsman Salman and
pace bowlers Aamer and Asif over allegations of spot fixing during the
Lord’s Test against England in August. (ANI)
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