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CAS aims for Pak fixing verdict within a month
AP
Lausanne, February 08, 2013
First Published: 23:51 IST(8/2/2013)
Last Updated: 23:54 IST(8/2/2013)

The Court of Arbitration for Sport expects to give verdicts within a month in two cases of Pakistan cricketers banned for spot-fixing against England.

CAS says former Pakistan captain Salman Butt is attending his appeal hearing on Friday to challenge a 10-year ban by the International Cricket Council. The ICC suspended five years of the sanction.

Butt's teammate, fast bowler Mohammad Asif, attended his appeal against a seven-year ban on Thursday.

Butt, Asif and a third Pakistan player, Mohammad Amir, were found guilty in an English criminal trial of arranging to bowl no-balls for betting scams during an August 2010 test match.

They served from three to seven months in prison.

“I am grateful to the CAS that they have allowed me this opportunity to appeal this sentence,” Butt said in a statement released after a day-long hearing at the Swiss-based court.


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