ICC’s Beloff to hear appeal of three Pak players against provisional suspension in Doha

October 6th, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI  

Dubai, Oct. 6 (ANI): Michael Beloff, the head of the ICC Code of Conduct Commission, will hear an appeal by three Pakistan players - Salman Butt, Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif - against their provisional suspension from all cricket on 30 and 31 October 2010 in Doha, Qatar.

The provisional suspensions were imposed on the players in accordance with the ICC Anti-Corruption Code after they were charged with various offences under the code on 2 September 2010.

The charges followed revelations by The News of the World and subsequent investigations by the ICC’s Anti Corruption and Security Unit into ’spot-fixing’ allegations.

ICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat said: “After receiving three separate appeals from the respective players, the ICC moved as quickly as possible to convene an independent hearing in accordance with the ICC’s Anti-Corruption Code. After consulting with all parties involved we decided to conduct the hearing in Doha, Qatar.

“It is important to understand that the appeals are against the provisional suspension only and will not consider the substantive charges that were laid against the players on 2 September 2010. In the meantime, the players remain provisionally suspended from all cricket and related activities.

“We want to ensure a fair and just process in terms of our code, but we are also determined to maintain the integrity of our great sport,” said Lorgat. (ANI)

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