The Pakistan Cricket Board will file an attraction within the Courtroom of Arbitration for Sports activities in opposition to the discount of Umar Akmal’s ban for breaching its anti-corruption code.
An impartial adjudicator had lowered Akmal’s ban from 36 months to 18 months after the Pakistan middle-order batsman appealed the suspension’s size.
“The PCB doesn’t take any satisfaction in seeing a cricketer of Umar’s stature being banned for corruption, however as a reputable and respectable establishment, we have to ship out a loud and clear message to all our stakeholders that there might be no sympathy in any respect for anybody who breaches the rules,” the PCB stated in an announcement on Monday.
Akmal was banned for violating two anti-corruption codes simply earlier than the beginning of the Pakistan Tremendous League Twenty20 season earlier this yr.
The cricket board stated Akmal didn’t report the approaches to the related authorities regardless of attending “various anti-corruption lectures at home and worldwide degree.”
The PCB had already submitted a draft proposal to the related Pakistan authorities authorities round laws on criminalizing corruption in sports activities.
“Within the draft paper, the PCB has proposed extreme sanctions pertaining to corruption, unlawful manipulation, betting, match and spot-fixing in addition to aiding and abetting such conduct; and proposes the penalties to be imposed on people discovered responsible of partaking in such offences,” the group stated.