Umar Akmal appeals against three-year ban under Anti-corruption code


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.

Read: Umar Akmal takes Babar Awan Law Firm’s services against match-fixing ban

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.

Read Also: PCB releases Disciplinary Panel’s detailed verdict on Umar Akmal’s matter