DOHA (Agencies) - M Aamir will file an appeal with the Court of Arbitration in Sports (CAS) against the five-year ban imposed on him by an independent tribunal, his lawyer has said. Aamir was handed the punishment under article 2.1.1 of the ICC's anti-corruption code after the tribunal found him guilty of bowling two deliberate no-balls in the Lord's Test against England last year. Teenage Pakistan paceman M Aamir said he was shocked and disappointed at being handed a five-year ban on Saturday. "I am shocked and hugely disappointed. I wasn't expecting that much of a ban," Aamir said just minutes after the anti-corruption tribunal of the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced its verdict. Former captain Salman Butt was banned for ten years - with five suspended, M Asif for seven years - with two suspended - and Aamir for five years. The corruption charges relate to alleged incidents during a Test match against England at Lord's last year, when Britain's News of the World newspaper claimed the players were willing to deliberately bowl no-balls. The newspaper alleged the players had colluded in a spot-fixing scam organised by British-based agent Mazhar Majeed. Aamir said he was still confident of being absolved. "I was confident that I will get away without any punishment, but this is very hard on me," he said. "I have just come out of the hearing and have told my family who have tried to console me. "I will sit with my lawyer and decide about appealing against the verdict." Aamir's lawyer Shahid Karim had hinted he would try to convince the tribunal that since his client was only 18, and had never committed any violation of the code before, he should be treated leniently. The players have 21 days to appeal against the sanctions in the Court of Arbitration for Sport, based in Switzerland. On Friday, British prosecutors charged the three players, as well as Majeed, with corruption offences and summoned them to appear in a London court on March 17. The sanction was the minimum prescribed under the code and Aamir's lawyer Shahid Karim said the tribunal, had its hands not been tied to the code, could have gone below five years. It's a point echoed by the lawyer of Salman Butt, Yasin Patel, and though no indication came from Patel whether there would be an appeal, the point could be a crucial one should any appeal be made. Under the ICC code, the players have 21 days from Saturday to appeal to the CAS. "On behalf of Aamir I want to say that we will be disputing the judgment to say the least," Karim said soon after the verdict had been read out.