Arbitration court reserves decision on Umar Akmal’s ban appeal


Lahore: Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) has reportedly reserved its decision on banned Pakistani cricketer Umar Akmal’s appeal.

The hearing of Akmal’s case was held online yesterday which took place for more than seven hours. The decision was heard and upheld by the English adjudicator of CAS.

Note, CAS had accepted Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) request to conduct the hearing of Umar Akmal’s case virtually.

PCB filed an appeal against the reduction in Akmal’s ban whereas Akmal appealed for further reduction in his suspension.

Remember, ex-Supreme Court judge Mr. Justice (retd) Faqir Muhammad Khokhar, in his capacity as an independent adjudicator had reduced Akmal’s ban to 1.5 years from 3 years. The cricketer was charged under Article 7.5.4 of the PCB Anti-Corruption Code.

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