Thursday 28 May, 2020

Akmal decides not to contest PCB corruption charges

Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal.

Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal.

Batsman Umar Akmal has decided not to contest charges of corruption by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), meaning his case will go straight to a judge to impose sanctions.

The PCB says it has referred the case to the chairman of its disciplinary panel, Fazal-e-Miran Chauhan, who is a retired Lahore High Court judge.

The judge will now issue sanctions against Akmal which could range from a six-month suspension to a lifetime ban.

The PCB formally charged Akmal last month for two breaches of its anti-corruption code in relation to not disclosing invitations to engage in corrupt conduct.

Akmal submitted a written reply late last month. However, the PCB says he did not request a hearing before its anti-corruption tribunal.

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