12 Jan 2011

Pakistan players accused of spot-fixing have to wait for verdicts

7:52 am on 12 January 2011

The International Cricket Council anti-corruption tribunal has completed a six-day hearing about the three Pakistan players accused of spot-fixing but has deferred its decision until February the 5th to consider all the evidence.

The former Pakistan test captain Salman Butt and fast bowlers Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif will remain suspended in the meantime.

The players face lengthy bans if they are found guilty of spot-fixing during Pakistan's test series in England last year but the three players, none of whom is being backed by the Pakistan Cricket Board, have denied any involvement.