Pakistan Test captain Salman Butt has appealed to the International Cricket Council against his suspension.
ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat confirmed on Wednesday that Butt has submitted an appeal against the suspension imposed for his alleged role in a spot-fixing scandal that emerged during Pakistan's recent tour of England.
Butt had requested a 15-day extension to file the appeal, while the other two suspended Pakistan players - fast bowlers Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir - are yet to appeal.
"We are making good progress," Lorgat confirmed.
"Just yesterday we received a request from Salman Butt to consider lifting the suspension. As expeditiously as possible we will conduct a hearing to consider that appeal."
Lorgat also defended his organisation's response to the claims that all-but derailed Pakistan's recently concluded tour of England.
The governing body have been criticised in the past for being slow to act on match-fixing but Lorgat is content they have moved quickly and fairly to the new allegations.
"If you think about the incidences that have transpired, we promised action and we are making good progress to see it through," he continued.
"It is a legal process we must follow and we will do our level best to eradicate any sort of corruption in the sport.
"We've also got a very strong education programme in place and there are many instances we avoid.
"Many players follow the code and keep the sport free of corruption. The one or two cases we do uncover, we must deal severely with."
Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ijaz Butt, the man who sensationally accused England's players of taking money to lose a one-day match earlier this month, is also back in the country this week.
His claims, denied in the strongest terms by England captain Andrew Strauss, with the threat of legal action to boot, have forced a meeting between Butt and ECB officials.
It is unlikely anything short of an unreserved and complete apology will placate them, but Lorgat hopes the two parties can resolve their differences in what has been a time of unprecedented strain on their relations.
"Ijaz Butt is meeting the ECB later today (Wednesday); that is a matter between those two boards.
"We are not (involved) at this stage. It's a matter between the PCB and the ECB and I'm sure they will deal with it in the first instance."