Mohammad Asif arrives at Court of Arbitration for Sport

Asif arrives at Court of Arbitration for Sport ahead of appeal hearing over spot-fixing ban

after serving six months of a sentence for conspiracy to cheat at gambling and conspiracy to accept corrupt payments.

'I am reasonably optimistic of a favourable outcome in this appeal,' said Asif's barrister Ravi Sukul ahead of Thursday's hearing.

Optimistic: Asif's barrister is confident of overturning the appeal

Optimistic: Asif's barrister is confident of overturning the appeal

Optimistic: Asif's barrister is confident of overturning the appeal