London (Agencies): Fate of three Pakistani players accused of spot fixing charges will be decided on Friday if they are prosecuted by English legal authorities.

Salman Butt, who was Pakistan's Test captain, and seamers Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamer have been accused of conspiring in the bowling of deliberate no-balls on last year's tour of England -- claims they all deny.

They can face ban for life when an International Cricket Council (ICC) tribunal announces its conclusions in Doha on Saturday.
But a day earlier they will find out if they face legal action in England following a separate investigation by London's Metropolitan Police.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) on Friday said that an announcement would be made.

While the ICC, which heard evidence from Butt, Asif and Aamer during a hearing in Doha in January, has to consider whether its rules were broken and what, if any, punishment should follow if they were, the CPS must decide whether the players have a case to answer under English law.

Butt, Asif and Aamer are all currently provisionally suspended by the ICC.