Why is Umar Akmal banned for 3 years in spot-fixing case
Umar Akmal was temporarily suspended on February 20, 2020. Umar Akmal was suspended under the Anti-Corruption Code and will not be able to participate in any cricket until the inquiry is completed. Umar Akmal was issued a notice of charge for violating Article 2.4.4 of the Anti-Corruption Code twice. This article is about to inform the PCB Vigilance and Security Department (without any unnecessary delay) about the offer of corruption by any individual. Akmal violated the term of the article2.4.4.
Umar Akmal was accused of not informing the fixing offers and contacts in time.
The Pakistan Cricket Board’s disciplinary committee has banned middle-order batsman. Akmal for three years in a spot-fixing case, which will keep him away from all forms of cricket.
According to the reports, Akmal, who was suspended before the start of the 5th season of Pakistan Super League, was charged twice for violating the anti-corruption code of the board.
Responding to the notices, Umar had not applied for a hearing in the anti-corruption tribunal, after which the PCB had referred the matter to the chairman of the disciplinary committee.
#UmarAkmal made another failed approach! He hired no lawyer for hearing infront of PCB Disciplinary Panel ie he was his own lawyer. Instead admitting mistake & making move to close chapter, Umar gave bundle of reasons of why not reported! Unjustified reasonings annoyed for panel.
— Arfa Feroz Zake (@ArfaSays_) April 28, 2020
Chairman Disciplinary Panel Justice (retd) Fazal Miran Chauhan had on April 27 issued notices to Umar Akmal and PCB for hearing of the case.
A hearing was held at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) Lahore during which all precautionary measures and social distances were strictly ensured and after the hearing, Umar Akmal banned for 3 years from all forms of cricket.
Reacting to Akmal’s three-year ban, Pakistani cricketer Kamran Akmal said he was shocked by the verdict.
Kamran Akmal said right after hearing of the case:
“We will reach out to every platform for justice and will definitely exercise our right to appeal”.