Umar Akmal is serving a three-year ban due to the corruption charges. Akmal has filed an appeal against the three-year ban imposed on him on May 19 seeking a reduction in the duration of the ban period.
Former Pakistan Supreme Court Judge, Faqir Muhammad Khokhar as an independent adjudicator will hear the wicket-keeper batsman Umar Akmal’s appeal against the three-year ban for breaching the PCB Anti-Corruption Code in two separate incidents on June 11. “Notices for the hearing have been issued to Umar Akmal and PCB,” the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said in a statement.
Earlier “ On April 27, the Chairman of the Disciplinary Panel, Justice Fazal-e-Miran Chauhan had suspended Umar Akmal for a period of three years after finding him guilty for breaching Article 2.4.4 of the PCB Anti-Corruption Code in two separate incidents. The PCB will make no comment on the matter until Justice Khokhar has announced his decision,” it added.
On May 19, Akmal also filed an appeal against the three-year ban imposed on him seeking a reduction in the ban period. Akmal was banned from all representative cricket on corruption charges by the PCB’s Disciplinary Panel.
According to the PCB’s code of conduct, the panel will not conduct a fresh hearing & will limit itself to ” consideration of whether the decision being appealed was erroneous,” a media portal reported.
Umar Akmal has two charges on him, breaching of Article 2.4.4 of the PCB Anti-Corruption Code in two unrelated incidents. The Article 2.4.4 of the PCB Anti-Corruption Code states, “Failing to disclose to the PCB Vigilance and Security Department (without unnecessary delay) full details of any approaches or invitations received by the participant to engage in corrupt conduct under this Anti-Corruption Code.”