‘Umar wants to play cricket, 18-months ban is still long’ Kamran


Lahore: Kamran Akmal confirmed that Umar Akmal is going to appeal against a reduced 18-months ban as he wants to return to the cricket field as soon as possible. 

Speaking on his YouTube channel, Kamran praised the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and independent adjudicator Mr. Justice (retd) Faqir Muhammad Khokhar for listening to his brother’s appeal.

“It is a big relief for us to be honest that the ban has reduced from three years to 1.5 years. Still, it is too long and harsh for Umar as he wants to play cricket as soon as possible,” he said.

“We are consulting with lawyers and our elders before appealing against 18-months ban. We will not give up on this anyway,” he added.

Kamran once again highlighted that the PCB remained harsh in Umar’s case. “Umar should be punished but nobody ever received such harsh treatment,” he maintained.

Read: Just-in: Independent adjudicator reduces Umar Akmal’s ban to 18 months