'Innocent' Butt's appeal still on

"I don't know why Asif withdrew his appeal. I am not going to do that. I’m innocent and want to prove myself clear of these spot-fixing allegations," Butt told Geo News.

Butt, Asif and Muhammad Aamer were suspended by ICC on September 2 while touring England with Pakistan team for their alleged role in spot-fixing during the fourth Test against England at the Lord's in late August.

All three challenged the suspensions, and these were due to be heard by an independent tribunal of the ICC in Doha, Qatar on October 30 and 31. But after Asif's withdrawal, which he says is temporary, the ICC has said the hearing might be shifted to Dubai on same dates.

Butt said that the suspension imposed on him had cost him a big slice of his cricket career.
"I don't agree with the suspension because when they remove it, what happens to the days I lost as an international cricketer and captain?," Butt said. "I am innocent and I know I have done nothing wrong. I am confident because the onus is now on those who accused us to prove their allegations," he added.

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