x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 20 July 2017

Pakistan's Butt and Aamer appeal against ICC ban to CAS

Players confirm approaching sport's final court of appeal through their lawyers.

LAHORE // The Pakistan cricketers Salman Butt and Mohammad Amir have filed appeals against their bans with the Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS) in Switzerland.

Former Test captain Butt and pace bowlers Aamer and Mohammad Asif were found guilty of corruption by an ICC tribunal earlier this month for bowling deliberate no balls during a Test against England last August and were banned for a minimum of five years.

Aamer confirmed to Reuters on Saturday that his lawyer, Shahid Karim had dispatched the appeal to CAS, sport's final court of appeal.

"My lawyer, who will also be representing me in pursuing this appeal, dispatched all relevant documents yesterday. They should reach the concerned authorities today," Aamer said.

Sources close to Butt also confirmed he had also filed his appeal through his lawyer based in London. "Yes, Salman has also sent his appeal after consultations with his lawyer," a source told Reuters.

Asif is currently in London and was unreachable for comment on his position regarding an appeal.