Karachi:Pakistan's suspended pace bowler Mohammad Asif has reached London to hold consultations with his lawyer ahead of the full hearing of the International Cricket Council code of conduct commission in January.
Asif was provisionally suspended by the ICC along with Salman Butt and Mohammad Amir on September 2 for violations of ICC anti-corruption code of conduct and bringing the game into disrepute while Scotland Yard is also investigating allegations about the trio's involvement in spot-fixing.
Sources said that Asif had been summoned to London by his lawyer Elizabeth Robertson in connection with the full hearing scheduled from January 6 to 11.
"Since he didn't appeal against the provisional suspension, his lawyer is concentrating fully on the upcoming hearing which will deal with the players violations of the ICC ACU code of conduct," the source said.
He said Asif would remain in London for a week where if required Scotland Yard might also further question him in connection with their ongoing investigations into the spot-fixing allegations.
Butt and Amir had lodged appeals against their suspensions which were rejected by the ICC appeals tribunal last month in Dubai.
"The hearing is significant since it will decide the future of the players," the source said.