ICC asks Butt to file fresh reply on spot-fixing charges

Published: Saturday, December 18, 2010, 10:02 [IST]
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The International Cricket Council has told Pakistan's suspended test captain Salman Butt to file a fresh reply on Friday to charges of spot-fixing from its anti-corruption and security unit.

The ICC had rejected the previous 40-page response by the former left-hand opening batsman of Pakistan.Aftab Gul, one of the lawyers who had been representing Butt, said the ICC had rejected a 40-page reply filed this week.'Now the ICC has said that he must file a fresh reply by later today or he could lose his right of defence against the allegations made against him,' Gul said.Salman Butt had sent the initial reply through Pakistan's most seasoned lawyer, Barrister Aitzaz Ahsan and Shahid Syed. However, the ICC rejected the response terming it inconclusive.

Legal team of the stylish Pakistani opener once again showed its reservations on the show of biasness by the apex cricket body.An ICC code of conduct tribunal will hear charges of spot-fixing leveled against Butt and pace bowlers Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif from January 6-11.The trio were suspended pending an investigation into allegations that they arranged for deliberate no-balls to be delivered in the fourth test against England this year.

"The truth will soon be in front of everyone", he said adding that under the ICC instructions to maintain confidentiality the information can't be revealed now but soon everybody will be aware of the ICC's biasness.

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