Hearing on banned players appeals begins tomorrow

LAHORE: The first hearing on appeals by the players, who were banned after their poor performance on the tour of Australia, will be held here tomorrow.

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)s legal adviser Tafazzul Rizvi will not be present in the hearing on behalf of the board.

Former judge of the Lahore High Court justice retired Irfan Qadir will hear the cases at 10-30 in the morning on Friday here at the National Cricket Academy after which a separate date for each appeal will be determined.

The punished players Rana Naved-ul-Hasan, Shoaib Malik and Younis Khan - had challenged their punishments through lawyers while Shahid Afridi, Kamran Akmal and Umar Akmal had appealed themselves.

However, all the three players who appealed themselves are not available in the country so this is likely that hearing on their appeals will be held after the teams return from the West Indies.

Meanwhile, the PCB has decided that senior lawyer Talib Rizvi will represent the board in the hearing instead of the PCBs legal adviser Tafazzul Rizvi as he was a member of the committee punishing the players.