The three Pakistan cricketers at the centre of a corruption scandal are expected to learn their fate on Tuesday when an independent hearing concludes in Doha.
Former Test captain Salman Butt [ Images ] and fast bowlers Muhammad Amir and Mohammad Asif [ Images ] face lengthy bans if they are found guilty of spot-fixing during Pakistan's Test series in England [ Images ] last year.
A British Sunday newspaper report alleged that they had taken bribes to arrange for deliberate no-balls to be delivered at pre-agreed times in the fourth Test at Lord's.
The three players, none of whom is being backed by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), have all denied any involvement in spot-fixing.
Sources in Pakistan said Butt faced the heaviest ban while Amir and Asif have argued that they were following instructions because they feared they would otherwise be dropped.