ICC forms 3-man panel to hear fixing charge against Pak trio

Sources in the Pakistan Cricket Board confirmed that the head of the ICC Code of Conduct Commission, Michael Beloff QC would head the tribunal that also includes LB Siege of South Africa and Sharad Rao of Kenya."The hearing of the tribunal would be held anytime between January 3 to 11, 2011," a source said.

The tribunal will examine the evidence that would be submitted to it by the ICC Anti-Corruption and Security Unit and also review the reports of Scotland Yard while deciding on the spot-fixing allegations against the trio.

The three players were provisionally suspended in England on September 2 by the ICC after the News of the World tabloid carried a report that an alleged match-fixer, Mazhar Majeed had bribed them to spot-fix in the fourth Test against England at Lord's.

Subsequently, the trio filed appealed with the ICC against their suspensions with Asif later withdrawing his appeal.Butt and Aamir appeared before a one-man appellate tribunal in Dubai last month which dismissed their appeals.Sources said that Beloff and ICC's legal team had informed the PCB of the formation of the tribunal during a tele-conference today.

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