LONDON: Pakistan’s suspended fast bowler Mohammad Asif has appointed Barrister Allan Alexander Cameron as his lawyer, who is the brother of the British Prime Minister David Cameron.
Allan has been hired for his services to Asif in the Crown Prosecution Service after the fast-bowler, together with Mohammad Amir and Salman Butt were charged under the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) anti-corruption code in relation to allegations of spot-fixing during the fourth Test against England at Lord’s in August. The trio was provisionally suspended ahead of a hearing by an independent tribunal in Doha due to take place from January 6.
Allan, however, was not Asif’s initial choice to defend his case against the spot-fixing charges. He had already hired the services of Briton Elizabeth Robertson, who had to take a maternity leave from December 22 due to which she will be unable to carry on with the case.
She, however, suggested Asif to hire Barrister Cameron to plead for him in her replacement.
Gul has shocking evidence
One of the lawyers representing Salman, Aftab Gul claims that “corruption is rife in world cricket”, adding he has evidence that “will make your hair stand on end”.
The trio denies the allegations against them and Gul said in an interview with Sky Sports News, “Corruption is rife in world cricket. I have so much evidence. I will tell you names which will make your hair stand on end.” Asked what the biggest form of corruption is, Gul added, “It has now become spot-fixing, it is much easier.”
Published in The Express Tribune, December 16th, 2010.
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