Edited By Nityanand Pathak | Language | Updated: 31 May 2020, 03:31:00 PM IST
Former Supreme Court judge Justice (retd) Fakir Mohammad Khokhar will hear an appeal against the three-year sentence of Omar Akmal, who is facing a ban for failing to give information about corrupt contacts. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) gave this information on Sunday.
The disciplinary panel found Akmal guilty of not giving him information about corrupt contact before the Pakistan Super League this year and banned him from all forms of cricket last month. Thirty-year-old Akmal had challenged his ban and the PCB has said that Justice Khokhar would fix the date of hearing the appeal.
Akmal has enlisted the services of the law firm of Babar Awan, Advisor to the Prime Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, to help in the hearing of his case. Akmal, who played for Pakistan Super League team Quetta Gladiators, was suspended in February 2020, hours before the first match against Islamabad in the PSL.
Akmal, who last played for Pakistan in October, has so far played 16 Tests, 121 ODIs and 84 T20 Internationals in which he scored 1003, 3194 and 1690 runs respectively.