Independent adjudicator reserves order on Umar Akmal appeal

Independent adjudicator reserves order on Umar Akmal appeal
Lahore: An independent adjudicator has reserved his order on Umar Akmal’s appeal on Monday.

According to Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), former Supreme Court judge Mr Justice (retd) Faqir Muhammad Khokhar, in his capacity as an independent adjudicator, reserved his order on Umar Akmal’s appeal after listening to the arguments of both sides today.

On 27 April, the Chairman of the Disciplinary Panel, Mr Justice (retid) Fazal-e-Miran Chauhan, had banned Umar Akmal for three years after finding him guilty of breaching Article 2.4.4 of the PCB Anti-Corruption Code in two separate incidents.

On May 31, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) appointed former Supreme Court judge Justice Faqir Muhammad Khokhar as an independent adjudicator to hear Umar Akmal’s appeal against the three-year ban imposed by the board.

Former Supreme Court judge Justice (retd) Faqir Muhammad Khokhar has been appointed as an independent adjudicator to hear Umar Akmal's appeal against the three-year ban for breaching the Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) Anti-Corruption Code in two separate incidents.

Akmal was charged with two breaches of Article 2.4.4 of the PCB Anti-Corruption Code in two unrelated incidents on 17 March. He was suspended hours before Quetta Gladiators, his team, was to play Islamabad in the opening match of PSL 2020.

The PCB will not comment on the matter until the order is made public.