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Asif to plead his dope case on Oct 11

Pakistan pacer Mohammad Asif's efforts to get a fresh date of hearing finally paid off with the drugs inquiry tribunal of the IPL asking him to plead his case on October 11.

cricket Updated: Sep 25, 2008 15:43 IST

Tainted Pakistani pacer Mohammad Asif's efforts to get a fresh date of hearing finally paid off with the drugs inquiry tribunal of the Indian Premier League asking him to plead his dope violation case on October 11.

Asif had complained that he was frustrated with the delay in the IPL tribunal giving him a hearing so that he could clear himself of the doping charges.

"We have got a mail from the IPL saying that the hearing would take place on October 11 and we have been directed to appear in person with full documentation," Shahid Karim, the lawyer for Asif said.

He said that sports medicine and doping specialist, Dr Graham would accompany them for the hearing as he had played an important role in preparing the defense for the pacer.

Asif is presently suspended from playing cricket by the Pakistan cricket Board after he tested positive for a banned substance during doping tests conducted during the IPL semi finals in late May.

His "B" sample test also showed the same banned substance but there was a difference in the quantity of the substance found in his sample.