Umar Akmal decides to file appeal against three-year ban

By: News Desk      Published: 10:25 PM, 8 May, 2020
Umar Akmal decides to file appeal against three-year ban

Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal on Friday decided to file an appeal against the ban imposed on him by the PCB Independent Disciplinary Panel.

The controversial batsman was banned from all forms of cricket for three years after pleading guilty to failure to report match-fixing approaches.

Umar Akmal started consulting lawyers in this regard. He received the copy of detailed verdict announced by Chief of Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) Independent Disciplinary Panel Justice (retired) Fazal Miran Chauhan.

Justice (retired) Fazal Miran Chauhan on Friday released the detailed verdict of the corruption case against Umar Akmal.

The chief of the disciplinary panel remarked that the batsman was not willing to show any remorse or apologise over his actions. He added that the cricketer failed to fulfill his responsibility under Article 2.4.4 of the Anti-Corruption Code and took refuge under the pretext that he has reported such incidents in the past.

“As far as Charge No.1 is concerned, I do not see any circumstances to mitigate the nature of the offence, particularly, when the participant (Umar Akmal) has not cooperated with the PCB Vigilance and Security Department and the investigating team,” the judge was quoted in a PCB press release.

“In view of the admission of the participant (Umar Akmal) that he failed to disclose to PCB Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Department, the details of the approaches and invitations extended to him without unnecessary delay. The charge as framed is proved and the participant (Umar Akmal) has rendered himself liable to be punished for breach of Article 2.4.4.”