Justice (retired) Fazal-e-Miran Chauhan submitted his detailed judgement on the case to the Pakistan Cricket Board, which made it public on Friday (May 8) on its official web site. Akmal was discovered responsible of two prices underneath the PCB Anti-Corruption Code, rendering him ineligible for cricket actions until February 19, 2023.
“It appears that he (Umar Akmal) is not prepared to show remorse and seek apology, make admission that he failed to fulfill his responsibility under Anti-Corruption Code…,” Justice Chauhan stated within the judgement. “…rather he tried to take refuge under the pretext that in the past whenever any such approaches were made, the matter was reported by him,” he stated.
Akmal was provisionally suspended on the eve of the Pakistan Super League. He was charged with two breaches of Article 2.4.Four of the PCB Anti-Corruption Code in two unrelated incidents on March 17.
On April 9, the PCB referred the matter to the disciplinary committee after the batsman opted to not request for a listening to earlier than the Anti-Corruption Tribunal.
“The charge as framed is proved and the participant (Umar Akmal) has rendered himself liable to be punished for breach of Article 2.4.4,” Justice Chauhan stated.
“It is also admitted by him (Umar Akmal) that he failed to report the approaches and invitation to the PCB Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Department, as required by the PCB Code, Article 2.4.4. “In view of the above cost as framed, stood confirmed and participant has rendered himself to be punished underneath Article 6.2 of the PCB Code,” he added.
Akmal is the youthful brother of former Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal, who performed 53 Tests, 58 T20s, and 157 ODIs for Pakistan, and cousin of present captain Babar Azam. The right-hander, who final performed for Pakistan in October, has featured in 16 Tests, 121 ODIs and 84 T20s, scoring 1003, 3194 and 1690 runs respectively.
Akmal promised rather a lot after making 100 in New Zealand on his Test debut, however didn’t stay as much as the excessive expectations that got here with some effective performances early in his profession. Constant run-ins with the authorities additionally marred his stop-start profession. Akmal had earlier escaped a PCB ban in February for allegedly making crude remarks to a coach throughout a health check on the National Cricket Academy in Lahore.
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