The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has challenged the reduction in Umar Akmal’s ban that was granted to him on the appeal of an independent adjudicator.
PCB says, they take the culprit activities on a serious note and they have taken the matter to CAS (Court of Arbitration for Sports) to go against the reduction of his ban.
It seems like PCB do not want to see Umar Akmal in international cricket ever
“We have finally filed an appeal against reduction of Umar Akmal’s ban in anti-corruption case. We have gone through the detailed judgment by Independent Adjudicator and after reviewing the whole scenario, we had decided to go to CAS for this matter,” he said.
“See, PCB have had zero-tolerance policy towards corruption and the board wanted to reiterate. It was a tough decision but it is a clear message for others that such attitude and behavior will not be accepted,” he added.
Umar has always been in the news for his culprits and corrupt activities accused. He often breaks the policies and regulations and code of conduct of the PCB. PCB had handed over him a ban of three years from all formats of the cricket which was reduced to 1.5 years as a result of his appeal to independent adjudicator. Consequently, it seems like that national board does not want him to see in international cricket as rehabilitation process for the players before him who were found guilty of their crimes, took place and they were given chance as well.
The year 2020 has not gone so good for Umer as it started with troubles for him. He found himself under hot waters when PCB restricted him for playing PSL’s first match on 17th February after finding something irrelevant but the matter is closed yet. Later, on 27th April, the board handed him a ban for several accuses.
The ban has deprived Umar to play any format of the cricket for the next three years. The batsman was last seen in the ground in 2019 in two T20 matches against Sri Lanka and his appearance in the domestic cricket was back in December 2019. Umar was not appealing in the two T20Is against Sri Lanka and got dropped from the national squad after being provided with the two chances.