PCB refers Umar Akmal’s matter to Disciplinary Panel Chairman


Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has referred Umar Akmal’s matter to the Chairman of the Disciplinary Panel, Mr. Justice (retired) Fazal-e-Miran Chauhan, former Lahore High Court Judge.

The middle-order batsman has not requested for a hearing before the Anti-Corruption Tribunal.

The PCB made the call after examining the contents of Umar Akmal’s reply in which no written request for a hearing before the Anti-Corruption Tribunal had been made for the purposes of contesting liability or level of sanction or both as per Article 4.6.6 of the PCB Anti-Corruption.

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In accordance with Article 4.8.1 of the Code, the Chairman of the Disciplinary Panel, shall now issue a public decision confirming the offenses under the Code specified in the Notice of Charge and imposing applicable sanctions.

Until the Chairman of the Disciplinary Panel has announced his decision, the PCB  has decided that they will not comment on the matter.

The 29-year-old violated two breaches of Article 2.4.4 of the PCB Anti-Corruption-code in two unlinked incidents for which he had to respond in writing the charge. He submitted his response to the PCB’s Notice of Charge which was issued on 17 March.

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