Umar will definitely challenge harsh three-year ban: Kamran Akmal

back icon
safari
28 Apr 2020 | 06:00 AM
authorPTI

Umar will definitely challenge harsh three-year ban: Kamran Akmal

The veteran of 57 Tests, 153 ODIs and 58 T20 internationals claimed that other players have been given much lighter punishments for similar charges

heart

Share

Umar Akmal will "definitely challenge" the three-year ban imposed on him for failing to report corrupt approaches, his elder brother and fellow Pakistan cricketer Kamran asserted, slamming the PCB for the "very harsh" punishment.

The discarded wicketkeeper-batsman expressed surprise over the outcome of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) hearing, held in Lahore on Monday (27th April).

"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 told reporters on Monday night.

The veteran of 57 Tests, 153 ODIs and 58 T20 internationals claimed that other players have been given much lighter punishments for similar charges.

"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," he said.

Akmal was referring to Mohammad Irfan and Mohammad Nawaz, who were banned for short periods after not reporting approaches made to them.

Kamran said Umar would definitely consider hiring a legal counsel to file his appeal on the available forums.

Umar presented his own case in Monday's hearing while the PCB was represented by their legal counsel Tafazzul Rizvi.

Umar, who last played for Pakistan against Sri Lanka in a home T20 series in 2019, was charged on two counts of not reporting offers made to him to spot-fix in the Pakistan Super League (PSL).

Justice (retd) Fazal-e-Miran Chauhan, in a short order after a one-hour hearing, imposed a three-year ban on Umar.

Rizvi argued that Umar's case was unrelated to those of the other two players, who left themselves at the discretion of the court.

He also said that the other players had one charge against them while Umar had two different charges against 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 said.

Kamran and Umar's other brother, Adnan Akmal, has also played for Pakistan in 21 Tests and 5 ODIs as a wicketkeeper-batsman.

heart
shareGray Share
Tags
PakistanKamran AkmalUmar Akmal

Related Articles

safari
NEWS
Umar awaits fate as CAS reserves verdict after hearing
The batsman filed the appeal with the CAS after an independent adjudicator of the PCB reduced his ban from three-years to 18 months
userPTI
03 Dec 2020
safari
NEWS
CAS gives Umar and PCB 20-day time to file written arguments
A source close to Umar said that his lawyer had got a mail from the CAS asking him to submit his argument and statement in 20-days time
userPTI
06 Sep 2020
safari
NEWS
Kamran criticises PCB for deciding to challenge Umar's ban reduction
Kamran said in the past players had been banned for short terms of three to six months and even had their fines reduced for the same offence but in Umar's case the PCB is not even satisfied with the 18 months ban on him
userPTI
11 Aug 2020
safari
NEWS
Umar Akmal's appeal against three-year ban to be heard on July 13
The PCB banned Akmal from all forms of cricket in April after its disciplinary panel found him guilty of not reporting corrupt approaches ahead of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) earlier this year
userPTI
06 Jul 2020
safari
NEWS
Kamran defends younger brother Umar, says Pakistan cricket failed to handle his talent
Umar is presently serving a three-year ban for not reporting spot-fixing approaches
userPTI
01 Jul 2020
safari
NEWS
Umar Akmal, Pakistan cricket's enfant terrible, faces reckoning
Umar is expected to learn the fate of an appeal to last month's disciplinary action on or about May 26, which also happens to be his 30th birthday
userAFP
13 May 2020
safari
NEWS
Umar Akmal banned from all cricket for three years
Akmal has been banned for failing to report a spot-fixing approach in the Pakistan Super League
userPTI
27 Apr 2020
safari
NEWS
Umar Akmal needs to change his attitude, show commitment to be a regular in Pakistan team: Misbah
Misbah made it clear that Umar could still give some years to Pakistan cricket but for that he would need to show more commitment and discipline
userPTI
03 Apr 2020
safari
NEWS
Umar Akmal escapes PCB ban for losing cool during fitness test
The youngest of the Akmal brothers last featured in an international match in October 2019
userPTI
15 Feb 2020
safari
NEWS
Umar was joking, didn't intend to misbehave: Kamran
Veteran Pakistan cricketer Kamran Akmal defends his young brother Umar, who is facing a ban for allegedly misbehaving at a fitness test
userPTI
04 Feb 2020
logo
Cricket like never before
Follow us on
FacebookTwitterLinkedin
@ 2020 cricket.com | All rights reserved