Karachi (Agencies): Pakistan's suspended Test captain Salman Butt and pacer Muhammad Aamir are prepared for the worst when the ICC's anti-corruption tribunal states a decision on the spot-fixing charges against them and Muhammad Asif on Saturday.

The two tainted players, who left for Doha for the verdict, told the media they knew the "realities" of the case.

With rumours going around that Butt and Asif are likely to be given life bans and Aamir a five-year ban by the tribunal that will give a verdict based on a six-day hearing held in Doha in early January, Butt said he was going through the worst period of his life.

"It has been hell for all three of us but at the moment we really don't have any idea what the verdict is going to be so we remain hopeful," expressed Butt.

The trio was suspended last September by the ICC on charges of spot-fixing and flouting the ICC's anti-corruption code of conduct clauses.

While Aamir is represented by Pakistani lawyer Shahid Karim, who left with him, Butt is represented by a UK based lawyer of Indian native Yasin Patel and Asif by Alan Cameron.

Butt said since the six-day hearing in Doha the tribunal had not asked for any further clarifications regarding the evidence and statements made at the hearing.

The panel that is headed by Michael Beloff includes Justices Albie Sachs and Sharad Rao.

"Let us wait and see but we have the right of appeal against any penalties," he pointed.

Shahid Karim said no case was open and shut until the verdict was announced.