The improvement comes proper after the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) appealed within the CAS towards the discount of a three-year ban on Akmal by an impartial adjudicator.
Umar was banned for 3 years in April by a one-man disciplinary panel of the board after he didn’t report two approaches to spot-fix matches within the Pakistan Super League in February.
On July 29, former Supreme Court Judge Mr Justice (retd) Faqir Muhammad Khokhar, because the impartial adjudicator of the board, had lowered Umar’s three-year ban to 18 months. Akmal’s lawyer argued that the decision be overturned attributable to lack of proof towards the participant. “
We have a variety of grievances on the choice by the arbitrator and we’ve got reached out to the arbitration court docket in a movement to put aside the judgement,” Khawaja Umaiz, the lawyer representing Akmal, was quoted as saying ESPNcricinfo.
“They don’t have a single piece of evidence that can prove any wrongdoing. The prosecution was based on a phone call, otherwise there is no document, no bank transaction or anything that can substantiate their claim.”
Earlier, Salman Naseer, the PCB chief working officer, had known as it a “difficult decision” to problem the impartial adjudicator’s verdict.
“It was a difficult decision for us to challenge the independent adjudicator’s decision but after going through the final report we had some concerns and we felt the punishment was not enough as there are two charges of violating the anti-corruption code against Umar,” Naseer had mentioned after the PCB’s enchantment in CAS.
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