Amir files appeal against five-year ban

Published: February 25, 2011
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Amir filed the appeal against the ban in the International Court of Arbitration for Sports in Switzerland. PHOTO: FILE AFP

Amir filed the appeal against the ban in the International Court of Arbitration for Sports in Switzerland. PHOTO: FILE AFP

Suspended bowler Mohammad Amir on Friday contested the five-year ban imposed on him by the International Cricket Council (ICC) anti-corruption tribunal on charges of spot fixing.

Amir filed the appeal against the ban in the International Court of Arbitration for Sports in Switzerland.

His lawyer, Shahid Karim said he is hopeful for a positive outcome of their appeal, arguing that the ICC’s anti-corruption tribunal had not taken into consideration Amir’s age or previous disciplinary record while making its decision.

Amir is one of three Pakistani cricketers suspended for spot-fixing, the others being Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif.

Earlier, the Pakistan Cricket Board Chief Ijaz Butt had also requested a review of the ban on Amir.

“As the anti-corruption tribunal has asked for a review on the code of conduct, we too have requested the ICC to have a review on the five-year ban on Amir,” said Butt, who had hoped the matter would be discussed at the ICC’s next board meeting.

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Reader Comments (8)

  • Malik Liaquat Hussain
    Feb 25, 2011 - 3:19PM

    All the three players who played with the national honour for money need no lenient review instead they should be made exemple for others.Recommend

  • maitre
    Feb 25, 2011 - 3:32PM

    Now you regret buddy your act. Had you reviewed your action earlier, you would be enjoying playing WC, but bad mentors destroyed your career. Good Luck!Recommend

  • Adeel Ahmed
    Feb 25, 2011 - 3:46PM

    Good luck brother… Hope you succeed in getting your ban reduced a little, and are back in Pakistan Cricket sooner…

    However, I really hope you have learnt your lesson, because another of such incident, and you will lose all the respect people have left for you…Recommend

  • Fauzia Rashid
    Feb 25, 2011 - 4:59PM

    Well done. My prayers with you for a quick return to the cricket world.Recommend

  • imran
    Feb 26, 2011 - 5:40AM

    i wish you a speedy return brother ! the pakistan cricket needs you !!! Recommend

  • Hasan Bin Hamza
    Feb 26, 2011 - 6:18AM

    I think Amir should sue Salman Butt for destroying his career!Recommend

  • Feb 26, 2011 - 1:06PM

    the people who bet on national honor must be delt with no leniency. Recommend

  • Farouk Khan
    Mar 4, 2011 - 2:56PM

    All less Amir have a an additional suspended sentence. This means that the suspended part could only be waived off if they show remorse and behave for future. Appealing against the sentence on technicalities will get them nowhere.Recommend

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