Lahore: Test cricketer Umar Akmal has appealed against the three-year ban on him under Anti-corruption code, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) confirmed on Tuesday.
According to the details, Akmal has occupied the services of Babar Awan’s law firm, Adviser to the Prime Minister on Parliamentary Affairs.
The PCB will now appoint an independent arbitrator to hear the appeal within 15 days’ time.
It must be noted here that Akmal was handed a three-year ban from all forms of cricket by Chairman of the Disciplinary Panel Mr. Justice (retired) Fazal-e-Miran Chauhan. In a detailed judgment, Justice Chauhan claimed that Akmal’s stubbornness left no room for relaxation in his punishment.
Akmal was provisionally suspended just a day before Pakistan Super League (PSL) season 5 for failing to report corrupt approaches.