Karachi: Pakistan’s suspended pacer Mohammad Asif has hired the services of a new British lawyer Alan Alexander Cameron to represent him in the spot-fixing allegations case.
Alexander is the elder brother of British Prime Minister David Cameron.
Sources close to Asif said that Elizabeth Robertson, who was representing the pacer, had taken maternity leave and that forced the cricketer to look for another lawyer.
“Asif during his recent visit to London had several meetings with Robertson and then Alexander Cameron to discuss his case,” one source said.
Asif and his teammates Salman Butt and Mohammad Amir were provisionally suspended by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on September 2 on allegations of spot-fixing during their tour of England with the national team.
Butt and Amir filed appeals against their suspensions, which were in late November but were rejected by a one-man appeal’s tribunal of the ICC after a hearing in Dubai.
The ICC has now scheduled a full hearing of its code of conduct commission three-man tribunal from January 6 to 11 in Doha, Qatar to hear the charges against the suspended trio and decide if they are guilty of spot-fixing or not.
Butt filed a detailed and comprehensive reply to the charges brought against him by the ICC ACU through his legal team yesterday, in which all charges against him have been rejected.
The source said that Asif’s legal team was also expected to file their reply to the ICC shortly after Christmas.