Neutral hopes for Asif
Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Asif wants the Indian Premier League to hear his doping appeal at a neutral venue.
Asif, who tested positive for a banned substance during the IPL earlier this year, was due to appear before the drugs panel in Mumbai on November 29.
But the hearing was postponed following the terrorist attacks in Mumbai which left over 150 people dead and more than 300 injured.
"We are thinking about asking the IPL to hold the tribunal hearing at a neutral venue," Asif`s lawyer Shahid Karim said.
"We don't think it would be a good idea to have the hearing in India because of the secuity situation in India.”
Asif was banned by the Pakistan Cricket Board in July, a day after the IPL confirmed the adverse test.
Asif appeared before the drugs panel comprising of former India captain Sunil Gavaskar, lawyer Shirish Gupte and doctor Ravi Bapat, but that hearing proved inconclusive.
Earlier this month, Asif broke into tears on national television, apologising for his past misdemeanours.
Karim said he was not sure when the next hearing would be.
"We have heard they are planning to hold it on December 30 but this is not confirmed as yet," he said.
"We will take a decision by next week and send our request to the IPL to hold the hearing at a neutral venue next week.”