LAHORE Pakistans fixing tainted captain Salman Butt has filed an appeal against the suspension announced by the International Cricket Council last month. The ICC suspended Salman , Muhammad Asif and Muhammad Aamir on reports of English tabloid News of the World which alleged the players bowled no-balls on direction from bookies. An ICC spokesman Wednesday confirmed it had received Salman Butts appeal. He added that earlier Salman submitted a plea through his counsel, but now his personal appeal in an individual capacity has reached the ICC. The spokesman added further that individual appeals of Asif and Aamir have not yet been received. The allegations of spot fixing have since become the subject of a Scotland Yard investigation. All the trio had the right of appeal and ICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat said Butt had taken up the option, which will now be subject to a new hearing. We are making good progress, he added. Just yesterday (Tuesday) we received a request from Salman Butt to consider lifting the suspension, the South African added. As expeditiously as possible, we will conduct a hearing to consider that appeal. Lorgats comments came just hours after Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ijaz Butt flew into England and refused to apologise for his part in the ongoing 'fixing row. Lorgat defended the ICC in a teleconference from London against claims it had been slow to act when confronted with 'fixing claims. It is a legal process we must follow and we will do our level best to eradicate any sort of corruption in the sport. Weve also got a very strong education programme in place and there are many instances we managed to avoid. Many players follow the (ICC) code (of conduct) and keep the sport free of corruption. The one or two cases we do uncover, we must deal severely with, he added. England, who saw Pakistan draw level from 2-0 down, eventually won the five-match one-day series 3-2. But Englands James Anderson said the team remained angry over Ijaz Butts comments that England players could be involved in fixing to. For someone to accuse us of cheating is very hurtful, it was difficult to take at the time. It was really hard for us to take but I thought we were very professional. We lost the two one-day international series surrounding those comments but we managed to put it behind us, he added. Ijaz Butt gave little away when asked by reporters after getting off his plane Tuesday if hed apologise. I will talk to you people once I am through with my visit here, he said. As to whether he was ready for legal action if he didnt apologise, Ijaz Butt said: It depends, well see what happens. His comments could lead to his own suspension as an ICC director, a post he holds by virtue of his PCB role. However, the ICC are waiting to see if England and Pakistan can resolve the matter between them before taking any action themselves. Ijaz Butt is meeting the ECB later today (Wednesday); that is a matter between those two boards, Lorgat said. We are not (involved) at this stage. Its a matter between the PCB and the ECB and Im sure they will deal with it in the first instance.