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.