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Umar Akmal files appeal against 3-year ban

Tainted batsman Umar Akmal has official lodged an appeal against the 3-year ban slapped on him by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)’s Disciplinary panel, led by Mr Justice (retired) Fazal-e-Miran Chauhan.

A PCB official has confirmed that the board’s legal department has received Akmal’s appeal. The board will now assign an independent adjudicator within 15 days to hear the appeal.

Akmal has appointed Adviser to the Prime Minister on Parliamentary Affairs, Babar Awan, as his attorney in his appeal against the ban.

The Quetta Gladiators batsman is trying hard to salvage save his once-promising career, after he was hit with a three-year ban for failing to report match-fixing offers.

Akmal was charged for two breaches of Article 2.4.4 of the PCB Anti-Corruption Code in two unrelated incidents.

The right-handed batsman was provisionally suspended on February 20, 2020, just before the beginning of the inconclusive Pakistan Super League (PSL) Season 5.

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