Spot fixing case: ICC to give verdict on Feb. 5

The International Cricket Council (ICC) tribunal will give its verdict on the three Pakistan players accused of spot-fixing on Feb. 5, tribunal chairman Michael Beloff said on Tuesday.

Salman Butt, Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif will remain suspended. “The Tribunal is determined to continue its deliberations until Feb. 5 this year. Until that date all three players will remain suspended,” Beloff said in a statement.

The players face lengthy bans if they are found guilty of spot-fixing during Pakistan’s test series in England last year.

A British Sunday newspaper report alleged that they had taken bribes to arrange for deliberate no-balls to be delivered at pre-agreed times in the fourth test at Lord’s.