The three-yr ban handed to Umar Akmal for not reporting corrupt approaches is “very harsh” and he will “definitely challenge” it, his elder brother Kamran stated on Monday after the Pakistan Cricket Board’s announcement.
Pakistan’s discarded wicketkeeper-batsman, Kamran, expressed shock over the result of the PCB listening to, held in Lahore on Monday.
“I am definitely surprised at the harsh punishment given to Umar. A three- year ban is very harsh. He will definitely approach every available forum to appeal against this ban,” Kamran stated.
The veteran of 57 Tests, 153 ODIs and 58 T20 internationals identified that different gamers have been given a lot lighter punishments for comparable prices.
“Definitely it is hard to understand because other players in the past have got short bans for similar offences. Yet Umar has got such a harsh punishment.” Akmal was referring to Mohammad Irfan and Mohammad Nawaz who had been banned for brief intervals after not reporting approaches made to them.
Kamran stated Umar would undoubtedly take into account hiring a authorized counsel to file his attraction on the obtainable boards. Umar introduced his personal case in Monday’s listening to whereas the PCB was represented by their authorized counsel Tafazzul Rizvi.
Umar, who final performed for Pakistan in final October towards Sri Lanka in a house T20 collection has been charged on two counts of not reporting affords made to him to identify-repair within the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
Justice (retd) Justice (retd) Fazal-e-Miran Chauhan, in a brief order after a one-hour listening to imposed a 3-yr ban on Umar. An in depth order will be launched later.
Rizvi argued that Umar’s case was unrelated to these of the opposite two gamers, who left themselves on the discretion of the court docket.
He additionally stated that the opposite gamers had one cost towards them whereas Umar had two totally different prices towards him.
“Umar admitted to the charges but tried to justify himself and the judge also gave him a chance several times to review his position which he didn’t,” Rizvi stated.
Kamran and Umar’s different brother, Adnan Akmal has additionally performed for Pakistan in 21 Tests and 5 ODIs as a wicketkeeper-batsman.