Umar Akmal’s appeal against 3-year ban to be held on July 13

Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal has been banned for three years after he failed twice to report corrupt approaches ahead of the 2020 edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).

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Umar Akmal has been one of the players, who was in and out of the team and involving in way too many controversies added more trouble to the Pakistan batsman. He fell into trouble once again, this time a very big one for not failing twice to report corrupt approaches ahead of the 2020 PSL, which ended just before the semi-final due to the coronavirus.

Just before the start of the tournament, he was withdrawn. He was formally charged by the PCB for breaches of Article 2.4.4.

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According to this article – “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”.

The experienced batsman decided not to appeal against the decision and that left him with no option but to accept sanctions of Justice Chauhan. After being handed the suspension in April, Akmal lodged a formal appeal on May 19.  His appeal will be now heard on July 13, the Pakistan Cricket Board revealed via a release on Monday.

Faqir Muhammad Khokhar has been appointed for the appeal and will hear the arguments at the National High-Performance Centre in Lahore.

Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan is currently spending a one-year ban for the same offence.

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