mar Akmal files appeal against three-year ban.
LAHORE– Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal has filed an appeal against the three-year ban that had been put on him by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB),
An Independent Disciplinary Panel, chaired by Mr Justice (retired) Fazal-e-Miran Chauhan, had imposed ban on Umar Akmal for each of the two charges of violating the PCB Anti-Corruption Code, which is deemed to have come into effect from the date of Umar Akmal’s suspension i.e. 20 February 2020.
Both periods of ineligibility will run concurrently, meaning Umar Akmal will now become eligible to return to cricket activities on 19 February 2023.
Umar Akmal was charged with two breaches of Article 2.4.4 of the PCB Anti-Corruption Code in two unrelated incidents on 17 March. On 9 April, the PCB referred the matter to the Chairman of the Independent Disciplinary Committee after the batsman opted not to request for a hearing before the Anti-Corruption Tribunal.
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On the other hand, former batsman Saleem Malik has also started preparation to answer the questionnaire handed over to him by the PCB.