Umar Akmal appealed against the three-year ban for breaching the PCB Anti-Corruption Code in two separate incidents.
Former Supreme Court judge Mr. Justice (retd) Faqir Muhammad Khokhar has been appointed as an independent adjudicator to hear
The independent adjudicator will now decide on the date of the appeal hearing. As soon as this is confirmed, the PCB will make the announcement.
Earlier Umar Akmal has filed an appeal against the three-year ban imposed on him, seeking a reduction in the duration of the sanction.
Akmal was banned from all representative cricket on corruption charges by the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) Disciplinary Panel.
Akmal was charged for two breaches of Article 2.4.4 of the PCB Anti-Corruption Code in two unrelated incidents.
Article 2.4.4 of the PCB Anti-Corruption Code reads, “Failing to disclose to the PCB Vigilance and Security Department (without unnecessary delay) full details of any approaches or invitations received by the participant to engage in corrupt conduct under this Anti-Corruption Code.”
The cricket governing board has confirmed the receipt of Akmal’s appeal and will form a panel of independent adjudicators to hear the case.
According to the PCB’s code, the panel will not conduct a de novo (fresh) hearing and will limit itself to “a consideration of whether the decision being appealed was erroneous,” ESPNcricinfo reported.