The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)’s Disciplinary Panel is likely to decide suspended Umar Akmal’s future within three weeks.
According to the sources, the disciplinary panel will resume the case of Akmal next week. The panel will review the evidence related to the cricketer who was suspended after being involved in suspicious activities.
Moreover, PCB’s notice of charge to the cricketer and his answer in return will also come under consideration. Akmal can also be called upon to face the trial in front of the panel.
It must be noted here that after determining Akmal has not requested a hearing before the Anti-Corruption Tribunal, the PCB had referred the matter to the Chairman of the Disciplinary Panel, Mr. Justice (retired) Fazal-e-Miran Chauhan, former Lahore High Court Judge.
In accordance with Article 4.8.1 of the Code, the Chairman of the Disciplinary Panel, shall now issue a public decision confirming the offenses under the Code specified in the Notice of Charge and imposing applicable sanctions.
Remember, the 29-years-old cricketer was provisionally suspended on February 20, just a day before the Pakistan Super League (PSL) season 5 kicked off.