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    Asif appeal to be heard in February

    The Court of Arbitration for Sport has set the Pakistan pacer\'s appeal against a seven-year ban for spot-fixing for Feb. 5-7 next year.

    Islamabad: The Court of Arbitration for Sport has set Mohammad Asif's appeal against a seven-year ban for spot-fixing for Feb. 5-7 next year.

    Asif was released from prison in London in May after serving half of his one-year sentence for involvement in the scandal. The Southwark Crown Court in London also imprisoned former captain Salman Butt and fast bowler Mohammad Amir for their roles in receiving money to deliberately bowl no-balls in a Test against England in 2010.

    Butt and Amir were also released and returned home.

    Asif was banned for seven years from all forms of cricket, two of which were suspended, while Butt was banned for 10 years — five of which are suspended.

    According to the CAS website, Butt's appeal will take place on Feb. 8.