According to the supply, Akmal had a gathering with two unidentified males in Defence Housing Society in Lahore.
“Umar claims both these gentlemen met him at parties thrown by friends in DHA. But he has refused to even tell the Anti-Corruption officials what was discussed at these meetings,” a dependable supply within the Pakistan Cricket Board informed PTI.
“Even when the Anti-Corruption officers first introduced their report back to him on the night time between 19th and 20th February in Karachi, Akmal admitted he dedicated a mistake by not reporting the conferences to them however avoided giving any particulars, the supply mentioned.
Akmal was discovered responsible of two expenses below the PCB Anti-Corruption Code and on April 27, he was banned from cricket actions until February 19, 2023.
The 29-year-old has 14 days to enchantment in opposition to the punishment of two three-year bans which can run concurrently and the PCB will appoint an impartial adjudicator to listen to it. Sources near Akmal mentioned he has began consulting some attorneys on the matter and can file an enchantment.
The PCB supply mentioned Akmal additionally gave conflicting statements earlier than the Disciplinary Panel listening to on April 27.
“He refused to cooperate with the Disciplinary Panel Judge who suggested him to come back clear and cooperate with the inquiry,” the supply mentioned.
“Umar acted very unusual. On One hand, he admits he ought to have reported the conferences to the PCB however but refuses to present any particulars of what was mentioned at these conferences.”
Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board’s disciplinary panel, Justice (retired) Fazal-e-Miran Chauhan has noticed in his detailed judgement that Akmal didn’t present regret nor did he search an apology for failing to report corrupt approaches.
Akmal had pleaded to Justice Chauhan to take a lenient view of his mistake and let him off with a positive and quick ban.
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.
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.
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