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ICC sets spot-fixing hearing date for January

Mohammad Amir (left) and Salman Butt
Amir and Butt remain suspended ahead of the hearing

The International Cricket Council has set a January date for a hearing into spot-fixing charges against three Pakistan cricketers.

Salman Butt, Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif were suspended after newspaper allegations appeared at the end of August during their tour of England.

The hearing in front of the ICC's Anti Corruption Tribunal will take place in Doha, Qatar from 6-11 January, 2011.

Butt and Amir appealed unsuccessfully against provisional bans in October.

Butt, who was Test captain during the summer tour of England and bowlers Amir and Asif were questioned by British police following allegations published in the News of the World newspaper about the final Test against England at Lord's.

It was claimed Asif and Amir deliberately bowled no-balls at pre-arranged times during the Test, with Butt also said to be involved, in return for money from a bookmaker's "middle man".

Fellow seamer Wahab Riaz was also questioned by police, whose investigation - separate from the ICC Anti-Corruption and Security Unit's (ACSU) own probe - remains ongoing, although no criminal charges have yet been brought.

Michael Beloff QC, the man who chaired the Code of Conduct Commission that rejected the appeals by Butt and Amir, will also chair the full tribunal hearing against the trio.

Joining Beloff on the tribunal will be fellow code of conduct commissioners Justice Albie Sachs of South Africa and Kenya's Sharad Rao.



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Butt hopeful of return to action
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Asif withdraws ICC ban challenge
23 Oct 10 |  Pakistan
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18 Oct 10 |  Pakistan
Date set for Pakistan trio appeal
06 Oct 10 |  Pakistan
England finish off tarnished Test
29 Aug 10 |  England


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