The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has rejected the Pakistan Cricket Board’s request to conduct a listening to on Umar Akmal’s ban in Dubai. Earlier this yr, Akmal was banned by the PCB for 3 years for failing to report corrupt approaches, following which its personal impartial adjudicator diminished the suspension interval to 18 months.
The matter, finally, reached the doorsteps of CAS.
According to a supply near the event, the CAS has turned down a request from the Board, which needed the listening to to be held in Dubai to minimise expenditure.
The supply mentioned the PCB has now requested for the listening to to be held by way of a video hyperlink, however the CAS is but to reply.
“Umar Akmal’s legal team does not want the proceedings to be held through a video link so most likely the CAS will also reject the PCB’s fresh request,” he mentioned.
Under CAS laws for a web-based listening to, the permission of each groups is required.
The PCB and Akmal have already responded to the discover of alternate. The CAS is predicted to announce a date for the listening to within the coming weeks.
Earlier this month, the CAS requested the PCB and Akmal to submit written arguments inside 20 days.
The PCB had gone to the CAS with an attraction in opposition to the discount of the three-year ban by its impartial adjudicator. On further hand, the contaminated batman desires the ban to be revoked.
Former Supreme Court Judge Mr Justice (retd) Faqir Muhammad Khokhar, in his capability as impartial adjudicator, had, in July, diminished Akmal’s three-year ban for failure to report two spot-fixing approaches to 18 months.
Justice Khokar famous in his concluding discovering that the stance taken by Akmal is self-contradictory.
Akmal had been banned for 3 years in April by a one-man disciplinary panel of the PCB after two hearings, following which his attraction was heard by the impartial adjudicator.