Thursday, 6 August 2020

Umar Akmal ban reduced from 36 months to 18 months

BIRMINGHAM: Former Pakistan Supreme Court Judge announced to reduce the ban on Pakistan’s cricket player Umar Akmal from three years to one and a half years.

Justice (retd) Faqir Muhammad Khokhar as an independent adjudicator announced his order on Umar Akmal’s appeal and said, “The self-incriminatory admission by the appellant both in his interview and reply to the show cause notice regarding the non-disclosure of vital information of approaches made to him about match-fixing on two occasions by two different persons leaves no room for doubt as to the veracity of the charges against him.”

He added, “The stance taken by the appellant is self-contradictory and not credit-worthy. The case against the appellant stands proved to the hilt. The learned Chairman [of the Disciplinary Panel] has quite justifiably found the appellant guilty of both the charges.”

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