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Umar Akmal's appeal against three-year ban to be heard on June 11
Umar Akmal Ban

Umar Akmal's appeal against three-year ban to be heard on June 11

Umar Akmal's appeal against his three-year suspension will be heard by former Supreme Court judge Justice (retd) Faqir Muhammad Khokhar on June 11.

The right-handed batsman was handed a three-year ban by the PCB on April 27 for breaching the Anti-Corruption Code on two separate occasions.

He was charged with two violations of Article 2.4.4 which relates to "failing 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”.

Justice (retd) Fazal-e-Miran Chauhan, chairman of the disciplinary panel which meted out the punishment, noted in his judgment that Umar failed to show remorse for his actions and appeared unapologetic.

Despite initially not requesting a hearing before the Anti-Corruption Tribunal, Umar formally filed an appeal against the verdict last month.

The length of the sentence imposed on Umar has attracted criticism from his elder brother Kamran Akmal, who claimed he was dealt harshly in light of other precedents before him.

Umar was all set to be a part of the Quetta Gladiators squad for this year's Pakistan Super League when he was provisionally suspended by the PCB hours before the start of the tournament.

"The PCB will make no comment on the matter until Justice Khokhar has announced his decision," the PCB added in their press release.

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