Umar Akmal’s ban appeal: CAS sets date for virtual hearing on December 1


Lahore: Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) has reportedly fixed a date for the hearing of banned Pakistani cricketer Umar Akmal’s appeal.

According to sources, the virtual hearing will be held on December 1. CAS has appointed an adjudicator from the Queen’s Council to hear the case and will decide the appeal case, however, no date has been announced.

It must be noted that CAS had accepted Pakistan Cricket Board (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.

Read: PCB to file appeal against reduction of Umar Akmal’s ban