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Umar Akmal opts not to request for a hearing before Anti-Corruption Tribunal
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Umar Akmal opts not to request for a hearing before Anti-Corruption Tribunal

Umar Akmal has decided against requesting a hearing before the Anti-Corruption Tribunal as he awaits the verdict on his punishment for breaching PCB's anti-corruption code.

The matter pertaining to Akmal's two violations of Article 2.4.4 has been referred to the Chairman of the Disciplinary Panel, Mr. Justice (retired) Fazal-e-Miran Chauhan, former Lahore High Court Judge.

The sanction set to be imposed on Akmal ranges from a six-month suspension to a lifetime ban on the basis of the severity of his offence.

The often-controversial middle-order batsman was provisionally suspended by the PCB on February 20, preventing him from taking part in the Pakistan Super League for defending champions Quetta Gladiators.

He was then formally charged with a failure to "disclose to the PCB Vigilance and Security Department (without unnecessary delay) full details of any approaches or invitations received by the Participant to engage in Corrupt Conduct under this Anti-Corruption Code”.

Akmal was given two weeks' time to respond to the charges and provided with the option to contest liability or level of sanction or both as per Article 4.6.6 of the anti-corruption code.

The 29-year-old last turned out for Pakistan during the Sri Lanka T20I series in Lahore in October 2019 where he flopped with the bat failing to secure his spot in the side for the subsequent limited-overs assignment.

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