DOHA: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has told Pakistan's suspended test captain Salman Butt to file a fresh reply on Friday to charges of spot-fixing from its anti-corruption and security unit.
Aftab Gul, one of the lawyers who had been representing Butt, told that the ICC had rejected a 40-page reply filed this week. "Now the ICC has said that he must file a fresh reply by later today or he could lose his right of defence against the allegations made against him," Gul said.
Gul said he was no longer representing Butt and other lawyers were now handling his case.
An ICC code of conduct tribunal will hear charges of spot-fixing leveled against Butt and pace bowlers Mohammad Amirand Mohammad Asif from Jan. 6-11. The trio were suspended pending an investigation into allegations that they arranged for deliberate no-balls to be delivered in the fourth test against England this year.
Earlier, Butt on December 13 had filed a detailed, comprehensive and hard-hitting 40-page response to each and every allegation brought by the ICC with regard to spot-fixing levelled against him.
In the detailed report, Butt had also mentioned spot-fixing and match fixing incidents, in which he had had talked about former Pakistan cricketers including former captain and incumbent coach Waqar Younis, Wasim Akram, Mushtaq Ahmed, Inzamamul Haq and Saeed Anwar.
Interestingly, the copy of detailed response had also been sent to Chairman PCB Ejaz Butt and PCB’s legal advisor Tafazul Rizvi, on which ICC has raised its objection.