Pakistani cricketer Umar Akmal has filed an appeal against the three-year ban imposed on him. In this appeal, Umar is seeking to reduce Ban imposed on him. Akmal was banned from all representative cricket on corruption charges by the Disciplinary Panel of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
According to the ESPNcricinfo report, the Cricket Governing Board has confirmed receipt of Akmal’s appeal and will constitute a panel of independent adjudicators to hear the matter.
According to the PCB’s code, the panel will not conduct a fresh hearing and confine itself to “consideration of whether the decision being appealed was erroneous”. Akmal was charged with two unrelated incidents in the PCB Anti Corruption. He was charged for two violations of article 2.4.4 of the code.
Why Umar Akmal banned for 3 years
In April, Umar Akmal was banned from all sports for three years. Akmal received this punishment for not giving information to the board when he was approached for match fining by bookies.
The PCB did not disclose specific reasons for initiating an investigation against the batsman. But Umar Akmal was charged in two unrelated incidents in February this year under two violations of Article 2.4.4 of the Board’s Anti-Corruption Code.
The 29-year-old Akmal appeared before the panel at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore. After which he was given a show-cause notice issued by PCB Anti Corruption for notifying him of an alleged proposal for spot-fixing in the 2020 Pakistan Super League. Umar Akmal did not challenge this allegation on him by the PCB. The case was then transferred to the disciplinary panel.