Kamran Akmal criticises PCB for deciding to problem brother Umar’s ban discount

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Pakistan batsman Kamran Akmal has lashed out on the PCB for its choice to problem the discount of the ban imposed on his youthful brother, Umar Akmal for not reporting sport-fixing approaches.

An impartial adjudicator of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Justice (retd) Faqir Muhammad Khokar diminished Umar’s ban from three years to 18 months, listening to his enchantment. Justice Khokar additionally gave Umar and the PCB the choice of submitting an enchantment with the Court of Arbitration for International Sports (CAS) in opposition to his choice. On Monday the PCB introduced it could file the enchantment.

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Kamran stated previously players had been banned for brief phrases of three to 6 months and even had their fines diminished for a similar offence however in Umar’s case the PCB just isn’t even happy with the 18-month ban on him.

“Umar is being treated unjustly because in the past he has always cooperated with the authorities in such cases and this time also he admitted the mistake of not reporting the matter to the authorities. Even the reduced 18 months ban is hard on him,” he stated.

PCB stated it has taken the choice following a evaluate of the detailed order of the impartial adjudicator, whereby the size of Umar’s ban has been diminished from 36 months to 18 months (operating concurrently) on grounds of taking a compassionate view.

“The PCB takes matters relating to anti-corruption very seriously and firmly maintains a zero-tolerance approach. The PCB believes a senior cricketer like Umar Akmal was aware of the consequences when, after having attended a number of anti-corruption lectures at domestic and international level, having witnessed the consequences of indulging in corrupt conduct, still failed to report the approaches to the relevant authorities,” the PCB stated in a press launch.

“The PCB doesn’t take any pride in seeing a cricketer of Umar’s stature being banned for corruption, but as a credible and respectable institution, we need to send out a loud and clear message to all our stakeholders that there will be no sympathy whatsoever for anyone who breaches the regulations.”

The three-year ban was initially imposed in April by the PCB’s Disciplinary Panel below the Anti-Corruption legal guidelines. Justice (retd) Fazal-e-Miran Chauhan imposed the ban on Umar on April 27 after discovering him responsible of breaching the PCB anti-corruption code by not reporting approaches made to him in Lahore at two separate events to identify repair matches within the Pakistan Super League.

The PCB had suspended Umar on February 20 this yr. Kamran stated that his brother is being handled unfairly and already his career had suffered loads as a consequence of unjust choice choices.

The Judge who headed the Disciplinary Panel famous in his finishing choice that Umar had failed to indicate any regret or clarify why he had not reported the approaches to the PCB and neither had he divulged particulars of the discussions he had with the suspected bookmakers at two conferences in Lahore.

[Attribution HT]

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