The Pakistan Cricket Board has already issued a notice to Umar Akmal for a hearing which will require his attendance on April 27.
Umar Akmal is facing charges because of his two breaches of the Article 2.4.4 of the PCB’s Anti-Corruption Code in two different incidents. Given ample time to contest the charges, Akmal decided not to do so.
Article 2.4.4 of the PCB Anti-Corruption Code reads, ‘Failing to disclose to the PCB Vigilance and Security Department (without unnecessary delay) full details of any approaches or invitations received by the Participant to engage in corrupt conduct under this Anti-Corruption Code’. With that, it was believed that Akmal had breached the code when he misbehaved on a fitness test upon receiving a failed result.
With that, retired justice and PCB’s chairman of disciplinary panel Fazal-e-Miran Chauhan decided to issue a notice that will require Akmal to attend a meeting scheduled this upcoming April 27. The hearing will take place at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore.
As the hearing will take place in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, safety precautions, as well as physical distancing measures, will be observed for the safety of all. After which, the fate of Akmal’s career will be decided. In his case, he may be sanctioned with a possible six-month suspension or a life ban, at worst.
Akmal had been suspended from the Pakistan Super League last February 20, 2020 after he failed to disclose corrupt approaches on two different occasions. The Pakistani player used to play for the Quetta Gladiators in the PSL. To know more about this cricket league, check out Betwala.
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