Aamer, Asif axed from awards list- sources

Bowlers Mohammad Aamer and Mohammad Asif have been dropped from the International Cricket Council’s annual awards list.

“The pair’s nominations have been withdrawn and the jury has been informed,” an ICC spokesman confirmed without giving further details.

Aamer was in the running for the best emerging player award while Asif was listed in the best cricketer category.

The awards ceremony will take place in Bangalore on Monday.

Aamer and Asif, as well as Test captain Salman Butt, are all being investigated following allegations of ‘spot-fixing’ in the fourth Test against England last week.

All three have been charged by the ICC with “various offences” under its anti-corruption code and they have been suspended pending a decision on those charges.