Karachi, Jan 14 (Agencies): Suspended Test bowler Mohammad Aamir’s lawyer is happy with the procedure of hearing and feels that his client will be free from spot-fixing charges when the International Cricket Council anti-corruption tribunal will announce its verdict on February 5, 2011.

"This time the tribunal has taken to announce its decision I see it as a silver lining for Aamir," Shahid Karim said where he had gone to attend the six-day tribunal hearing.

The Pakistani lawyer said the hearing had gone well and the time the tribunal was taking indicated it wanted to be very clear about its verdict.

"The tribunal has exonerated Aamir and Mohammad Asif of all charges relating to the Oval Test against England last year and I am hoping they would also be exonerated for charges brought against them by the ICC for the Lords Test," Karim added.

The Lahore based lawyer said that he himself had requested the tribunal to defer their decision and take their time to reach a conclusion after studying all the evidences, statements made at the hearing.

"I am happy with the procedure of the hearing," he said.

Karim said he was hopeful of his client being discharged, considering the player's age and past disciplinary record.