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Asif to appeal to CAS over ICC ban for spot-fixing

Asif to appeal to CAS over ICC ban for spot-fixing

Lawyers for Mohammad Asif say the jailed Pakistan cricketer has lodged an appeal with sport's highest court against his minimum five-year ban for spot-fixing.
London-based firm SJS Solicitors say Asif's appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport is based on the premise that the International Cricket Council "breached its own procedures" and "infringed fundamental human rights" by imposing the sanction.
Asif was suspended for his part in ensuring no-balls were bowled at predetermined times during the fourth test between Pakistan and England at Lord's in August 2010.
SJS Solicitors say Asif is appealing against his conviction for conspiracy to cheat and conspiracy to accept corrupt payments. He received a one-year prison sentence in November.