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Butt's lawyer refuses to represent him in ICC case

November 13, 2010 20:24 IST

The lawyer for Pakistan's suspended Test captain Salman Butt has said he will not represent the player at an International Cricket Council (ICC) hearing in January.

"It is no use fighting this case because the ICC tribunal has already decided what to do. Having this hearing is all a drama," Aftab Gul a former Test cricketer, told Pakistani news channel Ary on Saturday.

A three-member tribunal will sit in Doha from January 6 to 11 to consider alleged breaches of the ICC anti-corruption code by Butt and fellow players Muhammad Amir and Mohammad Asif.

The ICC provisionally suspended the trio after an investigation into newspaper allegations that they arranged for deliberate no-balls to be delivered in the fourth Test against England in August.

Gul told Reuters: "I don't think they are going to get justice at this hearing."

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