Doha, Jan 11 (Agencies): As per the reports appearing in the British media , the spot-fixing row involving tainted Pakistan trio Salman Butt, Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif has been delayed by two weeks.

The hearing on Tuesday was held behind closed doors at the Qatar Financial Centre since January 6 with International Cricket Council (ICC) officials saying that closing statements were being heard.

During the closing presentation of the six-day hearing, Mohammad Amir's lawyer Shahid Karim had asked for a deferment.

"We have requested the judges to look at the case carefully and properly and with due consideration before they announce the verdict," Karim told Geo TV.

The three face charges of spot-fixing during Pakistan's tour of England last year in a scandal that rocked the sport. It is alleged that they conspired in the bowling of deliberate no-balls -- claims they all deny.

The scandal came to light when Britain's News of the World claimed that seven Pakistani players, including Butt, Amir and Asif, took money from bookie Mazhar Majeed to obey orders at specific stages in the Lord's Test in August.

Scotland Yard detectives raided the team hotel in London, reportedly confiscating a huge amount of money from former Pakistan captain Butt's room.

It is seen as the worst scandal in cricket since that of South Africa's Hansie Cronje.

A decade ago the former South Africa captain, who died in a mysterious plane crash in 2002, was revealed to have accepted money from bookmakers in a bid to influence the course of games as well as trying to corrupt his team-mates.