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Spot-fixing scandal: ICC forms panel to hear case

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has constituted a three-member tribunal to hear the alleged spot-fixing charges against three suspended Pakistani players — Salman Butt, Muhammad Asif and Muhammad Amir.

Sources in the Pakistan Cricket Board confirmed that the head of the ICC Code of Conduct Commission, Michael Beloff QC would head the tribunal that also includes L.B. Siege of South Africa and Sharad Rao of Kenya.

“The hearing of the tribunal would be held anytime from January 3 to 11, 2011,” a source said.

The tribunal will examine the evidence that would be submitted to it by the ICC Anti-Corruption and Security Unit and also review the reports of Scotland Yard while deciding on the spot-fixing allegations against the trio.

The three players were provisionally suspended in England on September 2 by the ICC after the News of the World tabloid carried a report that an alleged match-fixer, Mazhar Majeed had bribed them to spot-fix in the fourth Test against England at Lord’s.

Subsequently, the trio filed an appeal with the ICC against their suspensions with Asif later withdrawing his appeal.

Butt and Amir appeared before a one-man appellate tribunal in Dubai last month which dismissed their appeals.

Sources said that Beloff and ICC’s legal team had informed the PCB of the formation of the tribunal during a tele-conference on Friday.

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