Afridi, Younis to appear before ICC tribunal

Updated: 02 January 2011 18:20 IST

Shahid Afridi and Waqar Younis have been asked to appear before the ICC's Anti-Corruption Tribunal hearing the case spot-fixing.

Afridi, Younis to appear before ICC tribunal
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Shahid Afridi and Waqar Younis have been asked to appear before the ICC's Anti-Corruption Tribunal hearing the case of the three Pakistan players who have been accused of spot-fixing.

"Both of them will appear before the ICC Tribunal either in person or through teleconference depending on their convenience and subject to their professional commitments," the PCB said in a statement.

Afridi, Pakistan's limited overs captain, will not be involved in the Test matches in New Zealand, which coincide with the January 6-11 hearings. Younis, the Pakistan coach, will be in New Zealand.

Though there was no further comment from the PCB or ICC, ESPNcricinfo understands the players' lawyers had been informed of the development. The pair will appear, effectively, as witnesses for the prosecution.

It is likely the pair will be asked about statements they had made to the ICC's Code of Conduct Commission during Pakistan's series with South Africa in the UAE recently .

Those comments appeared in Pakistani press last week; Younis is quoted as saying that Mohammad Amir's infamous no-ball during the Lord's Test had surprised him "greatly" because it was very different from his normal delivery stride.

He said he'd taken up the issue with the bowler, only for the then captain, Salman Butt, to intervene before Amir could reply.

Afridi was also questioned and subsequently quoted in the report on his thoughts about the three players.

The hearing, which will be held in Doha from January 6 to 11, will determine the fate of Salman Butt, Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif. All three have denied their involvement in any spot-fixing.

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