Asif withdraws appeal against ICC suspension

Karachi: Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Asif has withdrawn his appeal against the suspension imposed on him by cricket’s governing body (ICC) over spot-fixing allegations.

“Mohammad Asif confirmed earlier today that he has withdrawn his challenge to the provisional suspension imposed on him on 2 September 2010 pending determination of the charges brought against him under the ICC’s Anti-Corruption Code,” the ICC said in a statement on Friday.

Asif, fellow pace bowler Amir and test captain Salman Butt were banned from playing by the International Cricket Council for allegedly agreeing to bowl pre-determined no balls in the fourth test against England in August.

Amir and Butt are still appealing their bans.

“Arrangements are now being made for the challenges being made by Salman Butt and Mohammad Amir against their provisional suspensions to be heard in Dubai on 30 and 31 October 2010,” the ICC added in the statement.

British police are also investigating the spot-fixing allegations against the players who all deny any wrongdoing.

Bureau Report

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