Karachi:Pakistan paceman Mohammad Asif on Monday filed an appeal against a one-year ban imposed on him by a PCB-appointed tribunal for a failed drug test. Asif submitted the notice of appeal to Dr Suhail Saleem, Coordinator of PCB's medical commission.
After filing the appeal, the 23-year-old swing bowler said a newly constituted commission would hear his appeal against the ban and expressed his full trust in it. "I have filed my appeal through my lawyer, Aftab Gul, and submitted it to Dr Suhail Saleem. I hope my ban will be reviewed by the appeal committee," Asif said.
Asif, who tested positive for a banned steroid along with fellow paceman Shoaib Akhtar, also claimed that he had substantial evidence to prove his innocence. However, Shoaib was yet to appeal against his two-year doping ban.
He is expected to file his appeal against the ban either on Monday or Tuesday. The PCB has announced setting up of a two-member appeal committee comprising former High Court judge Fakhruddin Ibrahim and former Test cricketer Haseeb Ehsan.