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PCB launches CAS appeal against Akmal's reduced ban for anti-corruption breach

PCB launches CAS appeal against Akmal's reduced ban for anti-corruption breach

10/8/2020 5:24:00 PM

PCB launches CAS appeal against Akmal's reduced ban for anti-corruption breach

The Pakistan Cricket Board ( PCB ) on Monday said that it will appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport ( CAS ) against the reduction of batsman ...

SportThe Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday said that it will appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against the reduction of batsman Umar Akmal's ban for an anti-corruption breach.FILE PHOTO: Pakistan's Umar Akmal hits a boundary during their first Twenty 20 cricket match against Sri Lanka in Colombo July 30, 2015. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte/File Photo

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10 Aug 2020 09:50PMShare this contentBookmarkREUTERS: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday said that it will appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against the reduction of batsman Umar Akmal's ban for an anti-corruption breach.The middle-order batsman was banned in April for failing to report approaches to engage in corrupt practices ahead of this year's Pakistan Super League Twenty20 competition.

AdvertisementAdvertisementAn independent adjudicator last month reduced Akmal's three-year ban to 18 months, saying Akmal's confession that he failed to report match-fixing approaches on two occasions had left"no room for doubt as to the veracity of the charges". headtopics.com

The PCB said the decision to file an appeal was made following a review of the independent adjudicator's order, which said the ban was reduced"on grounds of taking a compassionate view"."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 board said in a statement.

Akmal's 18-month ban had been backdated to Feb. 20 when he was provisionally suspended and the 30-year-old will be eligible to play from August 2021.AdvertisementAdvertisementHe last played for Pakistan in a Twenty20 International against Sri Lanka in Lahore last year.

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