CAS accepts PCB’s request of hearing Umar Akmal’s case via video link


Lahore: Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) has accepted Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) request to conduct the hearing of Umar Akmal’s case via video link, ARY Sports reported.

The video link hearing is expected to take place in December. Convicted Umar has to inform regarding his availability until November 2.

Umar wanted that there should be a public hearing of his case, however, it was not granted.

Last month, PCB’s request was rejected that the hearing should be held in another country and not in Switzerland.

It must be noted here that 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.

Read: PCB requests CAS to conduct hearing online in Umar Akmal’s case