ICC once again delayed the decision about Pakistani trio, Why?

Posted: January 12, 2011 in Match Fixing
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Doha: The chairman of the independent Anti-Corruption Tribunal Mr. Michael Beloff, QC, issued an statement to the media at the end of six day hearing of the Pakistani trio. As expected the decision is again postponed or can say delayed till February 05, 2011.

 

 

Lets start from the statement of Mr. Michael Beloff:

“The tribunal has been constituted to determine charges against Salman Butt, Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif brought under the ICC Anti-Corruption Code in relation to two Test matches played during August 2010 in the series between Pakistan and England, The Oval Test and the Lord’s Test.

“For the purposes of the hearing, the tribunal has been provided with eight volumes of written evidence and legal materials.

“The hearing itself has lasted more than 45 hours spread over six days during which the tribunal has heard oral and written testimonies and tapes, watched video recordings and listened to forensic submissions.

“Counsel for all parties have acknowledged that they have had a fair opportunity to present their respective cases.

“The ICC has withdrawn all charges against the three players in relation to The Oval Test except for one against Mr Butt.

“The tribunal has formally acquitted the players in respect of the charges which have been withdrawn. The other charges which include all those relating to the Lord’s Test remain for consideration.

“The tribunal has throughout been very conscious of the importance of these proceedings to three players and to the wider world of cricket.

“Representations have been made to the tribunal to reserve any decision on the remaining charges until it has had sufficient time to give the issue the most careful consideration and until it is able, at the same time as handing down its decision, to provide written reasons. This was not feasible within the timetable agreed for this hearing in Doha.

“The tribunal has, therefore, determined to continue its deliberations and will hold a further hearing in Doha on 5 February 2011 at which its decisions will be handed down to the parties, and any consequential matters will be dealt with.

“Until that date, all the three players will remain suspended from all cricketing activities.”

Main points of the statement:

  • The ICC has withdrawn all charges against the three players in relation to The Oval Test except for one against Mr Butt.
  • The tribunal has formally acquitted the players in respect of the charges which have been withdrawn. The other charges which include all those relating to The Lord’s Test remain for consideration.
  • Representations have been made to the tribunal to reserve any decision on the remaining charges until it has had sufficient time to give the issue the most careful consideration and until it is able, at the same time as handing down its decision, to provide written reasons.
  • The tribunal has, therefore, determined to continue its deliberations and will hold a further hearing in Doha on 5 February 2011 at which its decisions will be handed down to the parties, and any consequential matters will be dealt with.
  • Until that date, all the three players will remain suspended from all cricketing activities.

Now it means that ICC is also investigating the Oval Test (Aug 18-21, 2010) which was ended in a 4 wicket win for Pakistan. As the News Of The World also said that there was also a deal about the Oval Test but wasn’t completed. Salman Butt played a maiden over in that test which was so called predicted by Mazhar in front of the NOTW agent. That’s why Mr. Butt is also in involved in that case.

The cases against Mohammad Amir & Mohammad Asif about Oval Test are withdrawn by ICC.

The independent tribunal still need time to focus on the case. Now that is strange that everything is in front of them & they need time, the ICC Chief executive said early that the evidences are very strong. So can we say that after the hearing the evidences become week???

I agree with the one line of this statement that the lawyers of the Pakistani trio asked them to give written reasons, now these written reasons need 25 days???

And then he said this was impossible in the time frame agreed for the hearing in Doha. Then why they decided this time frame? May be to waste some more time…

Further he said that the tribunal will continue its deliberations. Again the same question, this all can be decided in 5-10 days as there are only three members.

So, on February 05, 2011, they will hold further hearing. What this mean? As the decision & the paper work will be completed before Feb. 05, they why hearing? He could say the results or just hearing. The use of ‘Further hearing’ confused the world of cricket.

In the end all these players will be suspended from all cricketing activities till the judgement date. Why cricketing activities? Now even they can’t play cricket in their house or with their friends & family members??? Are they proved guilty???

Main Reason:

In short, the complete statement of Mr. Beloff is the language of ICC. As we all know that what happened in between Asif & Butt in the hearing. The lawyer of M. Asif is the brother of British prime minister David Cameron who also know the chairman of the so called independent tribunal Beloff.

Asif cleared himself in front of the ICC that he bowled no-balls as according to the instructions of Butt (as he was captain) but he wasn’t aware of the plans of Butt. The evidences (videos) are showing truth.

Whereas Butt & Amir are standing on the point that they don’t know how the prediction of Mazhar came true. The case is now moving against Salman Butt.

This time frame (January 08, 2011 – February 04, 2011) will be used to judge the activities of Pakistani trio as the referee has rung the bell. !! Butt v Asif !!

Hope the trio will come out of this intelligent web, it is looking difficult after the proceedings. ICC is playing games, they are out of the team since August 2010 & ICC failed to decide anything in 5 months. The main purpose was to get rid of this trio as they were the shining stars of Pakistan Cricket Team.

Danger level of this trio:

Salman Butt: Maximum (99.9%)

Mohammad Asif: Below of the medium line (40%)

Mohammad Amir: Minimum (25%)

 

 

‎ICC Rules about fixing:

Failing to report an improper approach from a potential fixer: 6 month ban.
Minimum: 5 Year ban.
Maximum: Life time ban.

We have to wait for the upcoming days to get further updates as the bomb is about to blow.

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Comments
  1. Faisal says:

    I smell nothing but a biased decisions, and I firmly believe that this is another way to keep them from playing the World cup. And I firmly believe that England as well as India is involved in this case as well, both on the ICC front and in involving the players with Mazhar Majeed as well.

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