ICC publishes final determination of Anti-Corruption Tribunal

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Dubai, Feb 10 (PTI) The International Cricket Council(ICC) has published the final determination of the independentanti-corruption tribunal, which banned three Pakistan players-� Salman Butt, Mohammad Aamer and Mohammed Asif -- forspot-fixing.

The tribunal had banned Butt for 10 years with five-yearsuspension period, Asif for seven years with two-yearsuspension period and Aamer for five years after finding themguilty of bowling deliberate no-balls during the Lord''s Test.

The published decision is in encrypted version and is notavailable in England and Wales since the UK Crown ProsecutionService (CPS) is pursuing criminal charges against the threebanned players.

"The ICC has taken steps to permit read-only andnon-printable access to a redacted version of the tribunal''sfull written determination via its website for the next sevendays only and to those users located outside of England andWales only," ICC said in a press release.

"The ICC wishes all stakeholders and followers of thesport to see for themselves the effort and resource that theICC has devoted to pursuing these charges, so that there canbe confidence in the ability of the ICC (and itsAnti-Corruption and Security Unit) to defend and maintain thereputation and integrity of the sport from corruptactivities," the release said.

"It is the ICC''s intention to be as transparent anorganisation as is feasible and to publish all its reports andfindings for the benefit of stakeholders. Publishing the fullwritten determination of the tribunal is clearly in the bestinterest of cricket," ICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat said.

Story first published: Thursday, February 10, 2011, 12:00 [IST]
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