Lahore: Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) has rejected Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) request to conduct the hearing of Umar Akmal’s case outside Switzerland, ARY News reported.
PCB had requested that the hearing should be held in another country and not in Switzerland.
According to sources, the purpose of holding the hearing at another venue was to reduce the expenses of both parties.
Both Umar and PCB have replied to the notice of exchange as the due of sending replies will expire on Saturday (September 26).
It must be noted here that both 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.