A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Mohammad Asif and Salman Butt CAS hearing scheduled to be held next February

Both Asif and Butt’s hearings are scheduled to take place next February

The Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) have confirmed that disgraced Pakistan pace bowler Mohammad Asif and batsman Salman Butt will appeal against their International Cricket Council (ICC) bans for match-fixing and the hearing is scheduled to take place next February.

Asif’s case is set to be heard from February 5-7, while Butt’s hearing  is confirmed to be held on February 8.

Asif, along with Butt and 19-year-old Mohammad Aamir were all found guilty of match-fixing last November at London’s Southwark Crown Court and the entire trio were given prison sentences.

Butt received a 30 month jail sentence, but only served seven months, Asif got a 12 month sentence, but only served half of that, while Aamir was put in a young offenders’ institute for three months.

The trio were investigated after speculation grew that they were paid money to deliberately bowl no-balls during a Test match against England at Lord’s in August 2010.

The ICC banned Butt for 10 years, Asif for seven and Aamir for five in an attempt to deter such incidents from ever happening again in the future.

Butt was considering to appeal at the International Criminal Court, but decided against it due to the financial costs and time it would take for a judgement to be made.

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