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CAS registers appeals of tainted Pak trio against ICC tribunal ban on fixing charges.

Lausanne, Mar 2(ANI): The appeals of the disgraced Pakistani trio against the International Cricket Council (ICC) Anti-Corruption Tribunal's decision to ban them on spot-fixing charges have been registered in the International Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

"Mohammad Asif, Mohammad Amir and Salman Butt file appeals at the CAShe Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has registered the appeals filed by Mohammad Asif, Mohammad Amir and Salman Butt against the ICC Anti-Corruption Tribunal's decision of 5 February 2011 pursuant to which the players were banned from participating in cricket after being found guilty of spot fixing in two Test matches," the CAS said.

The tribunal imposed a 'sanction of ten years ineligibility' on Butt, "five years of which are suspended on condition that he commits no further breach of the code and that he

participates under the auspices of the Pakistan Cricket Board in a programme of Anti-Corruption education."

On Asif, a sanction of seven years ineligibility has been imposed, two years of which are suspended "on condition that he commits no further breach of the code and that he participates under the auspices of the Pakistan Cricket Board in a programme of Anti-Corruption education," whereas the Tribunal has imposed a "sanction of five years of ineligibility" on Amir, the youngest of the three accused.

The CAS said the cases would be "handled in accordance with the procedural rules set out in the Code of Sports-related Arbitration."

"The parties will first exchange written submissions and will then be heard at a hearing, the date of which will be fixed at a later stage. The CAS will not comment any further on these matters until a panel of arbitrators has been constituted and a procedural calendar established," it added. (ANI)

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