PCB challenges reduction of Umar Akmal’s ban in CAS | Cricket News – Times of India

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KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board has filed an enchantment within the Courtroom of Arbitration for Sports activities in Lausanne towards the discount of a three-year ban on batsman Umar Akmal by an unbiased adjudicator.
Salman Naseer, the PCB chief working officer, confirmed on Tuesday that the enchantment has been filed.
“It was a tough determination for us to problem the unbiased adjudicator’s determination however after going by means of the ultimate report we had some issues and we felt the punishment was not sufficient as there are two fees of violating the anti-corruption code towards Umar,” Naseer mentioned.
Former Supreme Courtroom Choose Mr Justice (retd) Faqir Muhammad Khokhar, because the unbiased adjudicator of the board, had diminished Umar’s three-year ban to 18 months on July 29 for failing to report two corrupt approaches forward of the 2020 PSL.
Khokar gave his verdict on an enchantment filed by Umar towards the three-year ban imposed on him in April by the Disciplinary Panel of the board after a few hearings.
“We determined to file the enchantment with CAS as a result of after we went by means of the findings of the unbiased adjudicator he has famous down firstly he was not happy with the Take a look at batsman’s conduct and that it was confirmed to the hilt that the take a look at batsman’s statements had been self-contradictory and never creditable,” Naseer mentioned.
“However the unbiased adjudicator additionally wrote that he was trying on the case on compassionate grounds and gave his determination. To us the principle query was ought to the punishment be diminished on compassionate grounds.
“We additionally felt that the punishment for the 2 fees 18 months every ought to run cumulatively and never concurrently which the unbiased adjudicator finally selected.”
Umar was banned for 3 years in April by a one-man disciplinary panel of the board after he didn’t report two approaches to spot-fix matches within the Pakistan Tremendous League in February.
Naseer mentioned that the PCB needed to provide out a transparent message of zero tolerance and likewise needed some readability on anti-corruption code clauses.
“Now we have requested the CAS to nominate one arbitrator as a substitute of three and it isn’t needed the listening to ought to be held in Switzerland; it may be moved elsewhere to make it less expensive and never prolonged.”
Naseer mentioned the board’s determination to go to the CAS with an enchantment additionally confirmed the clear nature of the whole strategy of Umar’s case and that the unbiased adjudicator acted independently.

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