Salman Butt’s lawyer opts out of spot-fixing case

November 14th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI  

Lahore, Nov 14 (ANI): Pakistan cricketer Salman Butt’s lawyer has withdrawn from the spot-fixing case, expressing doubt over ‘getting justice’ for his client.

“I don’t think the suspended players will get justice, so I have withdrawn from the case,” the Daily Times quoted Aftab Gul, as saying.

The case was due to be heard in Doha, Qatar from January 6-11 next year.

Earlier, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced in its media release that the “Chair of the ICC’s Code of Conduct Commission, Mr Michael Beloff QC, formally appointed an independent Anti-Corruption Tribunal to determine the alleged breaches of the ICC’s Anti-Corruption Code by three Pakistan players - Salman Butt, Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif.”

“The three players were charged under Article 2 of the ICC Anti-Corruption Code on 2 September 2010 and have been provisionally suspended since that date. Two players -Salman Butt and Mohammad Amir - had an appeal against that provisional suspension dismissed on 31 October 2010. All three players remain suspended from all cricketing activities,” it added. (ANI)

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