Former Test captain Salman Butt said Saturday he was eager to return to cricket and had not stopped practice despite his suspension on allegations of spot-fixing. Test skipper Butt, 26, fast bowlers Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamer were banned from all forms of the game after they were charged with various offences under the anti-corruption code of conduct on September 2. The charges followed revelations by British tabloid The News of the World and subsequent investigations by the International Cricket Council's anti-corruption and security unit into "spot-fixing" allegations during Pakistan's tour of England. The three players will have their appeals heard in Doha on October 30 and 31. The ICC said Michael Beloff, head of the governing body's code of conduct commission, would hear their appeals against their suspensions. Butt refused to comment on the spot-fixing allegations as the matter was subjudice but was hopeful things would go well for him.