Salman Butt Adjournment Application Rejected

December 24, 2010

Michael Beloff, order QC, allergist today heard an application from Salman Butt’s new legal representation for an adjournment of the full hearing into the spot-fixing charges against three Pakistan cricketers, also including Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif.

Mr Beloff, the Chairman of the ICC Anti-Corruption Tribunal, following a lengthy telephone hearing and having received written submissions, has ruled that Mr Butt’s application is denied and as such, the full hearing will take place as scheduled from 6-11 January 2011 in Doha, Qatar.

The ICC Code of Conduct Commissioners are nominated by the Members countries while their allocation to a tribunal is by the Chairman of the ICC Code of Conduct Commission.

The ICC will make no further comment on this matter at this time.