PCB to appeal reduced Akmal ban
Pakistani batsman Umar Akmal is really unlucky as where will the board stand by the cricketers of their country, the Pakistan Cricket Board is going to appeal against why the punishment has been reduced! The PCB has announced that it will appeal to the International Sports Court against reducing the sentence of Umar Akmal, who was found guilty of violating anti-corruption laws. The company said in a statement sent to the media on Monday.
In February this year, Umar Akmal was immediately banned from the Pakistan Super League-PSL for violating the PCB’s ‘anti-corruption policy’. The 29-year-old batsman initially admitted his guilt. The PCB banned him from all cricket activities for three years in April after investigating two allegations.
Later in May, Umar Akmal formally applied for a reduction in punishment. Originally in 2016, pacer Mohammad Irfan was banned for only 6 months for committing such a crime. Earlier, Mohammad Nawaz was given a two-month ban. Considering all this, Akmal also appealed to reduce his punishment.
The court also reduced his sentence to one and a half years after considering everything. July 29 – An independent bench of Pakistan’s Supreme Court orders commutation of sentence. If all goes well, Akmal will return to international cricket in August next year. However, this time the Pakistan Cricket Board is bent. The PCB said the court had decided to reduce the sentence out of compassion for Umar Akmal.
“We are not proud to see a cricketer like Umar Akmal banned for corruption,” they said in a statement. But we want to send a clear message to everyone that no one can break the rules. Whatever he is.
The board is in favor of keeping the ban on Umar Akmal for three years. Umar Akmal last played for Pakistan in the Twenty20 international against Sri Lanka last year.