Last month, the three-year ban initially handed to Akmal for failing to report corrupt approaches was diminished to 18 months on “compassionate” grounds by impartial adjudicator Faqir Mohammad Khokhar.
Under Article 7.5.Four of the PCB Anti-Corruption Code, an enchantment in opposition to the choice of the impartial adjudicator lies solely earlier than the Switzerland-based CAS.
“The PCB takes matters relating to anti-corruption very seriously and firmly maintains a zero-tolerance approach,” a PCB assertion mentioned.
“The PCB believes a senior cricketer like Umar was aware of the consequences when, after having attended a number of anti-corruption lectures at domestic and international level, having witnessed the consequences of indulging in corrupt conduct, still failed to report the approaches to the relevant authorities,” it added.
Akmal’s ban was to run from February this 12 months to August 2021 after the 30-year-old’s sentence was diminished.
“The PCB doesn’t take any pride in seeing a cricketer of Umar’s stature being banned for corruption, but as a credible and respectable institution, we need to send out a loud and clear message to all our stakeholders that there will be no sympathy whatsoever for anyone who breaches the regulations.”
The Board added it has submitted a draft proposal with the related authorities authorities to carry a laws on criminalising corruption in sports activities.
“It has additionally reviewed the present laws enacted inside Pakistan while noting that the identical fail to adequately goal and tackle corruption/unlawful manipulation in sports activities.
“In the draft paper, the PCB has proposed extreme sanctions pertaining to corruption, unlawful manipulation, betting, match and spot-fixing in addition to aiding and abetting such conduct; and proposes the penalties to be imposed on people discovered responsible of participating in such offences,” the assertion learn.
Akmal was handed a three-year ban in April for failing to report approaches forward of the Pakistan Super League. He had accepted his mistake but in addition tried to justify his place.
He final performed a Test for Pakistan in late 2009 however his most up-to-date worldwide look was in final October within the T20 residence collection in opposition to Sri Lanka.
The PCB had charged him with two breaches of Article 2.4.Four of its Anti-Corruption Code in two unrelated incidents on March 17, pertaining to failure to report approaches from corrupt individuals.
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