Umar Akmal was initially banned for three years from all cricket activities last year for not reporting approaches made to him for spot-fixing in PSL. The Court of Arbitration for Sports has reduced the ban to 12 months.
Akmal was suspended in February 2020 for failing to report details of corrupt approaches made to him just before the start of the fifth Pakistan Super League.
Umar Akmal filed the appeal with the CAS after an independent adjudicator of the Pakistan Cricket Board reduced his ban from three-years to 18 months.
The source said the PCB has now requested for the hearing to be held through a video link, but the CAS is yet to respond.
Court of Arbitration for Sports asks PCB, Umar Akmal to submit written arguments within 20-day period
The PCB had approached the CAS, appealing against the reduction of a three-year ban on Umar Akmal, while the batsman in a counter move filed an appeal against his overall ban and wants it removed.
Umar was banned for three years in April by a one-man disciplinary panel of the board after he failed to report two approaches to spot-fix matches in the Pakistan Super League in February.
Pakistan Cricket Board to file appeal with CAS against reduction of ban on tainted batsman Umar Akmal
In July, the three-year ban initially handed to Akmal for failing to report corrupt approaches was reduced to 18 months on compassionate"grounds by independent adjudicator Faqir Mohammad Khokhar.
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The likes of Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Asif and Salman Butt, who too were found guilty of spot-fixing like Kaneria, have been allowed back into the PCB fold.
Akmal was banned after the Pakistan Cricket Board’s disciplinary committee found him guilty of two charges of violating the anti-corruption code just before the start of PSL 2020
Umar Akmal is presently serving a three-year ban for not reporting spot-fixing approaches
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Batsman Umar Akmal's appeal against his three-year ban will be heard on 11 June by former Supreme Court judge Justice (retd) Faqir Muhammad Khokhar as independent adjudicator, the Pakistan Cricket Board announced on Friday.
PCB had banned Akmal from all forms of cricket last month after its disciplinary panel found him guilty of not reporting corrupt approaches ahead of the Pakistan Super League.
PCB had banned Akmal from all forms of cricket last month after its disciplinary panel found him guilty of not reporting corrupt approaches ahead of the Pakistan Super League earlier this year
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Akmal was found guilty of two charges under the PCB Anti-Corruption Code and on 27 April, he was banned from cricket activities till 19 February 2023.
Akmal was found guilty of two charges under the PCB Anti-Corruption Code, rendering him ineligible for cricket activities till 19 February, 2023
Umar Akmal threatened me after I refused to underperform during 2010 ODI series in South Africa, claims Zulqarnain Haider
Zulqarnain claimed that he was forced to leave his team hotel in Dubai and fly out to London under mysterious circumstances after receiving threatening messages from his then teammate Umar and a few others after he refused to under-perform in the third one-day international of the same series.
Najam Sethi also claimed that Umar Akmal put himself above the team despite being a supremely talented cricketer.
Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal could have a part of his three-year anti-corruption ban suspended when the judge heading the Cricket Board's disciplinary Panel gives out his detailed judgement soon, a source in the PCB has said.
Umar was slapped with a three-year ban from all forms of cricket by the Pakistan Cricket Board for his failure to report corrupt approaches ahead of the Pakistan Super League