LAHORE: Former judge of Supreme Court will hear batsman Umar Akmal’s appeal against his three-year suspension on 11th June.
According to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), former Supreme Court judge Justice (retd) Faqir Muhammad Khokhar as an independent adjudicator will hear Umar Akmal’s appeal. According to details, notices for the hearing have already been issued to him and PCB.
A three-year ban has been imposed on the cricketer for each of the two charges of violating the PCB Anti-Corruption Code, which will be deemed to have come into effect from the date of Umar Akmal’s suspension i.e. 20 February 2020. “The PCB will make no comment on the matter until Justice Khokhar has announced his decision,” the board statement added.
In February, Akmal was suspended from the Pakistan Super League (PSL) and charged with two separate violations of the PCB’s code of conduct. The Right-handed batsman has always been in controversies since he joined the national cricket team.
Akmal was charged with two breaches of Article 2.4.4 of the PCB Anti-Corruption Code in two unrelated incidents on 17th March.