Mohammad Asif hopeful after CAS spot-fixing ban appeal

Butt was banned for 10 years, with five suspended, Asif for seven years, with two suspended, and the then teenager Aamer for five years.

updated: February 08, 2013 09:46 IST
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Lausanne: Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Asif is hopeful the Court of Arbitration for Sport will overturn his ban for spot-fixing in one of the biggest cricket scandals in years, he said on Thursday.

"Today was quite busy," Asif told AFP after the end of a day-long hearing behind closed doors at the CAS's Swiss headquarters. "They will give us their decision in the next three weeks."

He added: "Hopefully I am going to win this case. I'd like to play cricket again."

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