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The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has stated that Umar Akmal’s plea against his three-year ban will be heard on June 11. The hearing will be adjudged by former Supreme Court judge Justice (retd) Faqir Muhammad Khokhar as an independent adjudicator, the Pakistan Cricket Board announced.
Umar is facing a three-year ban by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for not reporting corrupt approaches before the start of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). Umar Akmal had filed an appeal against the apex body of Pakistan cricket, who would appoint an independent committee to hear the matter. Furthermore, the 29-year old has roped in Babar Law’s Awan firm to help him in the case.
Now. PCB has accepted Umar’s challenge and said that his hearing would take place on June 11 in front of a former Supreme Court judge.
PCB To Conduct Umar Akmal’s Hearing On June 11
“Notices for the hearing have been issued to Umar Akmal and PCB,” the cricket board posted on its website.
The spot-fixing offers were made to Akmal at two separate parties held in Defence Housing Society Lahore. The Disciplinary Panel Chairman Mr Justice (retd) Fazal-e-Miran Chauhan had observed that Akmal was non-cooperative and did not show any remorse.
Umar Akmal Did Not Disclose Details About Bookies
Umar Akmal had refused to disclose the details of his two meetings with the suspected bookies in front of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) disciplinary panel which handed him a three-year ban, according to a source close to the board.
PCB disciplinary panel said that the cricketer is unprepared to show remorse and seek apology for failing to report corrupt approaches. The PCB had given him 14 days to respond to the charge, but the controversial batsman decided to forego the right to defend himself.