Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) requested the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) to conduct hearing in Umar Akmal’s hearing via online video link.
According to sources, PCB wants CAS to conduct the hearing online which will reduce the expenses of both parties.
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.