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newscricket3 months ago

Independent Adjudicator reduces Umar Akmal’s ban to 18 months from 36 months

After initially being handed a 36-month ban, an Independent Adjudicator, on Wednesday reduced Umar Akmal’s ban to just 18 months. The right-hander was earlier handed the suspension in February before PCB formally charged him on March 20, which will now stay in effect till August 2021.
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newscricket3 months ago

Independent adjudicator reserves order on Umar Akmal ban

On Monday, the independent adjudicator reserved his order on Pakistan cricketer Umar Akmal’s appeal against a three-year ban for failing to report corrupt approaches. As a matter of fact, Akmal was banned in April and was declared uncooperative during the disciplinary hearing into the matter.
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newscricket6 months ago

Umar Akmal had both psychological and medical problems, reveals Najam Sethi

Najam Sethi has stated that Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal had both psychological and medical problems in the past and has been constantly advised to take medication for it. The former PCB CEO also revealed that the three-year-ban for Akmal is right and added that he, himself, warned the former.
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newscricket6 months ago

Brother Umar will definitely challenge ‘harsh’ three-year ban, states Kamran Akmal

Pakistan wicket-keeper Kamran Akmal has labelled the punishment handed to his brother Umar Akmal by the PCB as ‘harsh’ and has stated that the latter would definitely challenge it. Umar Akmal, on Monday, was handed a three-year ban by PCB for failing to report corrupt approaches ahead of PSL 2020.
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newscricket7 months ago

Pakistan players to undergo Video Fitness tests

The PCB has announced that it will carry out fitness tests for its players - both international and domestic cricketers - via video, with the players being informed in advance of the benchmark to pass the tests. Over 200 domestically and internationally contracted players are set to be assessed.
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newscricket7 months ago

PCB can still set right examples against corruption, feels Shahid Afridi

Shahid Afridi is of the opinion that the Pakistan Cricket Board hasn’t set the right examples against corruption, however, he believes that the board has the chance to do it now. The former Pakistan cricketer posed his opinion with respect to the recent corruption case concerning Umar Akmal. 
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newscricket7 months ago

Reports | Umar Akmal decides against challenging PCB's show-cause notice

Controversial Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal has reportedly decided against challenging the show-cause notice that was served to him by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). Akmal was provisionally suspended by the anti-corruption unit of the PCB on February 20, the day when the PSL commenced in Karachi.
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newscricket7 months ago

PCB charge Umar Akmal with two breaches of anti-corruption code

PCB's Anti-corruption Unit has announced that Umar Akmal with two breaches of the PCB's anti-corruption code for two different incidents occurred in the past. The wicket-keeper batsman was found to be in breach of Article 2.4.4, which relates to failing to disclose corrupt approaches.
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newscricket8 months ago

Reports | Umar Akmal asked to refund PSL payment after suspension

Veteran Pakistan batter Umar Akmal has been suspended from the PSL by the PCB over allegations of not reporting a spot fixing approach. Akmal has been asked to refund his PSL payment while he has declined all the allegations and is ready to challenge the charges levelled against him.
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newscricket8 months ago

PCB let Umar Akmal off the hook with a reprimand for crude behaviour

Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal has escaped a ban from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for allegedly making crude remarks to a trainer during a fitness test at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore. Umar had later apologized, expressed his regrets, and requested the board for leniency.
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