PCB: Umar Akmal’s appeal against ban to be heard on June 11

Akmal was banned for three-years on April 27 by the PCB’s Disciplinary Panel, for not reporting approaches made to him during the Pakistan Super League (PSL) matches for spot fixing.

Umar Akmal has been banned from all forms of cricket for three years after he pleaded guilty to failing to report fixing approaches.   -  AFP

Batsman Umar Akmal’s appeal against his three-year ban will be heard on June 11 by former Supreme Court judge Justice (retd) Faqir Muhammad Khokhar as independent adjudicator, the Pakistan Cricket Board announced on Friday.

Akmal was banned for three-years on April 27 by the PCB’s Disciplinary Panel, for not reporting spot fixing approaches made to him during the Pakistan Super League (PSL) matches.

“Notices for the hearing have been issued to Umar Akmal and PCB,” the cricket board posted on its website.

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Akmal had filed the appeal against the ban which was imposed after the panel found him guilty of breaching Article 2.4.4 of the PCB Anti-Corruption Code in two separate incidents.

The spot fixing offers were made to Akmal at two separate parties held in Defence Housing Society Lahore.

The Disciplinary Panel Chairman Justice (retid) Fazal-e-Miran Chauhan had observed that Akmal was non-cooperative and did not show any remorse.

The controversial Akmal last played for Pakistan in October, 2019 in a T20 series against Sri Lanka at home.

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