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    Umar Akmal handed three-year ban from all forms of cricket [Filed Appeal, Post #180]




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    Chairman of the Disciplinary Panel, Mr Justice (retired) Fazal-e-Miran Chauhan, in a short order on Monday, handed Umar Akmal a three-year ban from all cricket. The PCB will release reasons as soon as it receives them from Justice Chauhan.

    In a detailed hearing held at the National Cricket Academy, Umar Akmal decided to represent himself and was heard at length, while the PCB was represented by Mr Taffazul Rizvi.

    Umar Akmal was charged with two breaches of Article 2.4.4 of the PCB Anti-Corruption Code in two unrelated incidents on 17 March. On 9 April, the PCB referred the matter to Chairman of the Disciplinary Committee after determining that the batsman had not requested for a hearing before the Anti-Corruption Tribunal.

    PCB Director – Anti-Corruption and Security, Lt Col Asif Mahmood, said: “The PCB doesn’t take any pleasure in seeing a promising international cricketer being declared ineligible for three years on corruption charges, but this is once again a timely reminder to all who think they can get away by breaching the anti-corruption code.

    “The anti-corruption unit regularly holds education seminars and refresher courses at all levels to remind all professional cricketers of their obligations and responsibilities. And even then if some cricketers decide to take the Code in their hands, then this is how things will pan out.

    “I request all professional cricketers to stay away from the menace of corruption and immediately inform relevant authorities as soon as they are approached. This is in their as well as their teams’ and country’s best interest.”
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    Looks like its the end of the road for him... If he had the same work ethic as his cousin Babar, he would have been a modern great. Despite having arguably more talent than Babar, he didn't have half the work ethic and this is why his career is in tatters and probably now at its end.

    He only has himself to blame. Best of luck to Umar for the future...


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    See ya champ

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    He has nobody to blame but himself.

    What a waste of talent.

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    A Man who single handedly distroyed his own career

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    Thatís way too much for not reporting an offer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rana View Post
    Thatís way too much for not reporting an offer.
    Thatís what he is rumoured to have done, but who knows?

    Either way, itís all over for Umar Akmal.

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    Sad news for our man @Bullet Drive who has been a big fan of him over the years. First Jamshed and now Umar. He was a big fan of both of them. Both banned from the game and one of them even finds himself behind bars.
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    Something isnít right here.

    How can you be banned for 3 years for not reporting an advance made by a bookie whilst ICC banned Shakib for 12 months?

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    From being called "the next big thing" to becoming the biggest disappointment of pakistan cricket


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    Not ideal for the national wide ball captain of Pakistan to have a cousin who has been banned from the game for a corruption breach.

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    QG missed Akmal Umar big time in the PSL this year. Been a difficult time for the Akmal family with Abdul Qadir's passing in September and now this. But they must be super proud of Babar Azam and his performances in that time.

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    Three years seems to be a bit excessive for not reporting an approach. Others have have previously received 6 to 12 months so why is it more this time? Some clarity needed for sure.

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    They need to make sure they exclude this virus period from the ban, which should begin after cricket resumes.

    No reason Umar should benefit from the global pandemic when he couldnít have played cricket anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rana View Post
    Something isnít right here.

    How can you be banned for 3 years for not reporting an advance made by a bookie whilst ICC banned Shakib for 12 months?
    I was aware this might come up in the argument

    A few things. ICC banned Shakib for a year. Here it was PCB who imposed the ban on him. There are multiple reasons why the PCB has been very harsh on Umar Akmal and I am sure a lot of Pakistani posters here can tell it better than me.

    BCB banned Shahadat Hossain for several years (maybe 5) because he got into a fight in a domesticc cricket match. Shahadat had multiple disciplinary issues prior to that, not to mention he allegedly beat up his domestic help. There is something called the tipping point and Umar Akmal has pushed too far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rana View Post
    Something isn’t right here.

    How can you be banned for 3 years for not reporting an advance made by a bookie whilst ICC banned Shakib for 12 months?
    PCB say more to follow.

    Let's see what they reveal.



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    Such a waste of talent.

    Pretty sure his career is over and he will never make a comeback.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abdullah719 View Post

    Exactly my point, but seems like its not happening, with Saleem Malik about get a clean chit, and Sharjeel making a comeback, I am sure that Umar Akmal would start with his lobbying and I see him out of cricket for only one year.

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    Itís Misbahs fault from dropping him from the test team . It had a really detrimental affect on him . I feel for him .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abdullah719 View Post

    The irony of this Rameez tweet is that when he went before Justice Qayyum he failed to disclose the corruption he had witnessed in the Pakistan dressing room, apart from a single incident in New Zealand. Either Rameez had forgotten or he had never noticed that his teammates were throwing matches for money.

    Is Rameez calling himself a jackass and adding himself to this intriguing ďlist of idiotsĒ?

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    Super Shocked at the judgement.

    Akmal international career has got its final full stop albeit 10 years too late ��.

    They’ve made their fortunes, the game does not mean anything to the Akmal’s no longer, the torch has been passed onto Babar some years ago now, senior and junior Akmal only made themselves important.

    I supported Umar all his life, but I just want this to be the end of Model Town Gang once and for all, koi kaam ka larka nikla hi nahi waasey


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    People are you kidding if you actually did not see this coming or what??

    The guy left no stone unturned to whatever he could to defame himself and his family.

    This was literally the last thing left for him to do on his to do list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoomBoomCricket View Post
    Sad news for our man @Bullet Drive who has been a big fan of him over the years. First Jamshed and now Umar. He was a big fan of both of them. Both banned from the game and one of them even finds himself behind bars.
    Does he like anyone else?

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    This is way too harsh.
    No one deserves this much punishment for such a petty crime. Not even Umar akmal.

    Umar akmal shows how lack of discipline can destroy your life

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    Full PCB release added to Post #1


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    Looks like Umar Akmal will miss 2023 WC. Considering it will be played in India...he could have been handy bat for Pak on these conditions.

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    He was a boy in a mans body. An absolute idiot but he will be back, he will ask for forgiveness, and he will cry and the ban will be reduce to a year or 2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    Full PCB release added to Post #1
    My point is that he would not even serve this 3 year ban mark my words. He would either give an example that if others like Malik and Amir are brought back into fold, then what has he done to deserve such punishment. Or he would create "rauna" that how injustice has been served. "Sharamful" day for Pakistani cricket, and the way people defend corrupt people, I dont see much hope

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    Wow! Definitely seems harsh, his cricketing career (international + domestic) is effectively over. I don't see him making even a Butt type comeback. He needs professional help.

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    Good riddance. Let the crying from senior Akmal begin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rajdeep View Post
    Looks like Umar Akmal will miss 2023 WC. Considering it will be played in India...he could have been handy bat for Pak on these conditions.
    He is weak against spin.

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    In a detailed hearing held at the National Cricket Academy, Umar Akmal decided to represent himself
    Umar Akmal Bad Idea #271

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rana View Post
    Something isn’t right here.

    How can you be banned for 3 years for not reporting an advance made by a bookie whilst ICC banned Shakib for 12 months?
    How many Bengali players have been booked for fixing and brought shame to their nation compared to Pakistani players ? How many times can PCB deal with this ? Why would Akmal do anything other than not report bookies ?

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    I'm baffled as to why some Pakistanis are shocked by this decision. This is a good decision, why would you expect a lower punishment after what some of your players have done to your team.

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    It was bound to happen, and it will happen again when you will allow illiterate people in team.

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    Heartbreaking, frustrating and at the same time very annoying.

    So much to offer, yet he has thrown it all away.



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    What an idiot. Final nail in the coffin, came a bit too late.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenKhan View Post
    Itís Misbahs fault from dropping him from the test team . It had a really detrimental affect on him . I feel for him .
    If your post is sarcastic it's fine if it isn't then, it's his parents fault.

    If they hadn't given birth to junior he would not have got in this mess.


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    Doesn't make sense why it's so long. There are lots of reasons why someone doesn't report bookies/approaches. It can put your family at risk. It can implicate your team mates and cause problems between you and the squad.

    If he indeed fixed, 3 years is far too little, should be 5 at least.

    I wonder if they just did this to make an example of umar. Put a harsh sentence on someone not in favour/unlikely to make a strong comeback. Be lenient on the talented guys who they desperately want to come back to the team.

    I'm against fixing and fixers really should be banned for life. But reporting fixing is another matter. It can be dangerous, it's not necessarily their fault. While fixing, you choose to fix.


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    Can anyone explain what exactly umar is supposed to have done?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoomBoomCricket View Post
    Sad news for our man @Bullet Drive who has been a big fan of him over the years. First Jamshed and now Umar. He was a big fan of both of them. Both banned from the game and one of them even finds himself behind bars.
    I was a big fan of Jamshed too. He looked class before he started to fall off. Still remember that series in India, I've rarely seen one of our players bat with such authority in ODIs, he controlled those games while most on both teams were struggling to score.

    Jamshed, Umar Akmal, Sharjeel, Haris, even Maqsood. All of them had the ability to do well in internationals. They all failed for some reason or another, when I thought most of these guys would probably succeed and yet not even one did. Really feels like the failed generation. Next generation luckily is looking better though with Babar, Shadab, Hasan, Imam, Shaheen etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaz View Post
    Can anyone explain what exactly umar is supposed to have done?
    Article 2.4.4 of the PCB Anti-Corruption Code reads as: “Failing to disclose to the PCB Vigilance and Security Department (without unnecessary delay) full details of any approaches or invitations received by the Participant to engage in Corrupt Conduct under this Anti-Corruption Code”.

    ∑ Article 4.8.1 of the PCB Anti-Corruption Code reads as: “In such circumstances, a hearing before the Anti-Corruption Tribunal shall not be required. Instead, the Chairman of the Disciplinary Panel (sitting alone) shall issue a public decision confirming the offence(s) under this Anti-Corruption Code specified in the Notice of Charge and the imposition of an applicable sanction within the range specified in the Notice of Charge. Before issuing that public decision, the Chairman of the Disciplinary Panel will provide written notice of that decision to the National Cricket Federation to which the Participant is affiliated, the PCB Vigilance and Security Department and the ICC.”

    ∑ According to Article 6.2, the range of permissible period of ineligibility for those charged and found guilty under Article 2.4.4 is a minimum of six (6) months and a maximum of a lifetime.



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    Quote Originally Posted by ads101 View Post
    I was a big fan of Jamshed too. He looked class before he started to fall off. Still remember that series in India, I've rarely seen one of our players bat with such authority in ODIs, he controlled those games while most on both teams were struggling to score.

    Jamshed, Umar Akmal, Sharjeel, Haris, even Maqsood. All of them had the ability to do well in internationals. They all failed for some reason or another, when I thought most of these guys would probably succeed and yet not even one did. Really feels like the failed generation. Next generation luckily is looking better though with Babar, Shadab, Hasan, Imam, Shaheen etc.
    Where has harris failed? In t20s?

    In odis and tests to a less extent hes one of the first names down on the batting sheet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaz View Post
    Where has harris failed? In t20s?

    In odis and tests to a less extent hes one of the first names down on the batting sheet
    He's 31 and hardly played any matches. He's injury prone and bad fitness. I don't have much faith he'll go on to have a long career as a result of that and he's already 31. I'm not saying it's his fault (though maybe the fitness is), his injury was devastating. Thought this guy was going to be the mainstay of our batting in all formats. It's crazy to think this guy debuted 7 years ago.

    His numbers are excellent. But I'd rather have had someone who actually served us consistently over those 7 years with merely good numbers than playing just 60 games across all formats with fantastic numbers. So yeah it's a failure unfortunately. Though ultimately not his fault and I feel sorry for him.

    If he is to try and have a good late career, he really needs to up his fitness. They guys who succeed into their late 30s , especially from Pakistan tend to be of high fitness, let alone just trying to aim for average fitness which Haris isn't for a cricketer right now.

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    grabbing some popcorn and waiting for the Akmal mafia to arrive on this thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saj View Post
    Heartbreaking, frustrating and at the same time very annoying.

    So much to offer, yet he has thrown it all away.
    I don't know, personally this doesn't feel like a bad thing.

    Umar was finished a long time ago. We have already felt the disappointment of losing the teenage talent who destroyed Malinga in his debut ODI series and then made the blistering century on Test debut in challenging conditions.

    Even without this ban, he is unfit / has a terrible attitude / undisciplined and clearly cannot bat at the international level any more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markhor View Post
    Good riddance. Let the crying from senior Akmal begin.

    Didn't he say something along the lines of let him be convicted then you can abuse him etc?

    Let's see what he says now.

    Probably something like 'This is a great injustice. He will appeal this and the truth will come out. etc etc'

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    I don't have a problem with him being banned. What I do however have a problem with is the secretive decision making of some of these cases. They did the same for Sharjeel and are now doing the same for Akmal. Just show the world why he was banned and justify the length.

    I'm sure if they do this they'd be applauded, and would also show the lies the players state to garner sympathy from the fans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saj View Post
    Heartbreaking, frustrating and at the same time very annoying.

    So much to offer, yet he has thrown it all away.

    Question: Describe Umar Akmal's career in three words.
    Answer : see in bold


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rana View Post
    Thatís way too much for not reporting an offer.
    Quote Originally Posted by ads101 View Post
    Doesn't make sense why it's so long. There are lots of reasons why someone doesn't report bookies/approaches. It can put your family at risk. It can implicate your team mates and cause problems between you and the squad.

    If he indeed fixed, 3 years is far too little, should be 5 at least.

    I wonder if they just did this to make an example of umar. Put a harsh sentence on someone not in favour/unlikely to make a strong comeback. Be lenient on the talented guys who they desperately want to come back to the team.

    I'm against fixing and fixers really should be banned for life. But reporting fixing is another matter. It can be dangerous, it's not necessarily their fault. While fixing, you choose to fix.

    Exactly this.

    1. Sharjeel and Amir fixed, they're already back playing cricket.
    2. Umar missed reporting this one "approach" - did not fix anything. Gets handed a 3 year sentence.

    Someone somewhere really hates Umar Akmal - maybe a personal grudge?

    6 months to 1 year is the max one should get for not reporting. Could be hundreds of reasons. Repeat offenders can get 2-3 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markhor View Post
    Umar Akmal Bad Idea #271
    Yep.

    Was stupid of him to represent himself - his IQ is far too low to be able to do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye View Post
    Exactly this.

    1. Sharjeel and Amir fixed, they're already back playing cricket.
    2. Umar missed reporting this one "approach" - did not fix anything. Gets handed a 3 year sentence.

    Someone somewhere really hates Umar Akmal - maybe a personal grudge?

    6 months to 1 year is the max one should get for not reporting. Could be hundreds of reasons. Repeat offenders can get 2-3 years.
    Correction. This is not the first time he has not reported an approach to the relevant authority.



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    The problem for Umar Akmal is that this is not the first time this happened, even in the past he had received offers to fix which he never reported to the PCB. Plus given his past disciplinary record, 3 years is not surprising.

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    Taffazul Rizvi discusses legal aspects of Umar Akmal case

    "Today Umar Akmal presented his justification today in front of the judge as to why he didnt report (the approach)"

    "The proceedings were in Urdu so Umar Akmal could understand"

    "A short order was announced by the judge today banning UA for 3 years"

    "UA has the right to appeal against this order; In 14 days after detailed decision, he can approach an independent adjudicator"

    "When the detailed order comes out then the exact dates (of duration) of this order will be clarified"

    "Irfan and Nawaz had agreed sanctions; They accepted their guilt and left themselves at the discretion of the court"

    "This was different in UA's case, he tried to give a justification whilst admitting (to the charge)"

    "Even today, the judge gave him many chances to agree to the infactions, but he tried to justify his case"

    "UA was agreeing with the charge and also trying to justify it - in law, either you leave yourself at the mercy of the court or you plead your case; the proceedings took an hour or so as UA repeatedly tried to justify his case"

    "He gave multiple reasons which cannot be disclosed as confidential"

    "There was one charge on Irfan whilst there were 2 different charges on UA; He tried to justify both charges"

    "UA said I didnt report (approach) and this is why I didnt do it; In PCB's anti-corruption court does not have a concept of general exceptions where you are free to report or not as you please"

    "The same mitigation clause that allowed Irfan to be given some leniency was not possible for UA"

    "PCB has no jurisdiction over bookies; Those fall under the control of law enforcement agencies"

    "First Saleem Malik has to respond to the pending query, then the matter will go to PCB's anti-corruption court"

    "UA's detailed hearing was held because his position was unclear (niether accepted not denied)"

    "The duration of punishments is slowly increasing and its a clear messager for players that if you do not follow the regulations then you will be dealt with severely"

    "Its a lesson for players that your career ending moment can come if you violate PCB anti corruption code"

    "I (PCB legal advisor) in his argument told the judge that no international player can say that he doesnt know what to do if approached"

    "Even if it said as joke, then you need to report it"

    "Chairman PCB said recently we should have laws about this. Betting is already illegal and anyone who engages in it faces sanctions"

    "Recently SL also passed a law about this and all sports associations in Pakistan need to look at this and come up with some law about it"

    "A 3 year ban for non-reporting is considered stiff, it's not a relaxed ban. PCB was also thinking that sentences for such offenses should start increasing because it's clear that perhaps players aren't learning their lessons"

    "As far as the legal side is concerned, I am satisfied with the length of the ban and I feel it is appropriate and a reasonable and justified ban considering the charges"

    "There were 2 non-related incidents with different people"

    "Laws keep changing as things develop. It's not a stationary document"

    "ICC or PCB don't have control over bookies, it's upto law enforcement agencies to root them out and have them face the law"

    "The justification that he tried to give did not satisfy the court and couldn't save him from the ban. This hearing was given according to Pakistan law because he wished to justify himself. He did that in detail but it wasn't enough"

    "There is a thing called mitigation, something that can lower the sentence. He kept trying to do that but his reasons didn't fall in that category so the decision went against him"

    "With Irfan and Nawaz, both reported incidents late but they did report them themselves. In this case, Umar Akmal never reported it. When PCB confronted him about it then he accepted that the incidents happened and he tried to justify it"


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    And Kamran Akmal speaks....


    "What can one say about this? I can't understand on what basis this three year ban has been done; Its shocking news for me that he has been banned for three years; Its bad news for our family and myself; Its bad news for Umar as he has struggled already by being away from the team for 3-4 years, he wasnt allowed to play in the team by previous management and this is not good for him or any other player in his position; If PCB feel he has done something wrong then ban him for life if you have evidence to support it, to ban him for three years is not fair to him; What else can we say, we cant fight this - all we can do is appeal against this decision, so that it can be reviewed again"


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    OK great.

    "Irfan and Nawaz had agreed sanctions; They accepted their guilt and left themselves at the discretion of the court"

    So, Irfan and Nawaz were given a slap on the wrist. They're back playing cricket in months time.

    But apparently someone doesn't like Umar Akmal.

    They say he accepted his mistake, so what's there to make a fuss about giving a reason for it? And give out a 3 years ban?

    Why get so angry at him?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenKhan View Post
    Itís Misbahs fault from dropping him from the test team . It had a really detrimental affect on him . I feel for him .
    lol he was struggling big time when he was dropped

    and then made 1 FC century in SEVEN years meaning there was no case for recall


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    Javed Miandad on his YouTube

    "I had told Umar Akmal before that Umar, mend your ways and dont indulge in such activities but see now you have been banned for three years now, havent you?"

    "Today all we can do is regret this but fact is that you were a very talented player, Allah gave you everything, but you did not take care of yourself"

    "And this is what I am telling the other upcoming cricketers now - try and understand divine justice wil get you in this world and the next"

    "Umar I had asked you before to speak the truth - so why did you not say the truth before? If you had done that, you would have been saved today"

    "Why did you not report (the approach) - why did you not tell the authorities?"

    "If Umar had told us about the approach then the ban would have been for a shorter period of time"

    "People of this country will pray hard for you, would fast and make pledges to God to see you do well - you are a star for them - as a player you need to worry not about yourself but the family, friends and the people of Pakistan"

    "You should think that if I do well, how happy will be the people of Pakistan"


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    i can't stand akmal and never want to see him in pakistan colors ( unless all of a sudden he ups his game). however 3 years is way way too much

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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    And Kamran Akmal speaks....


    "What can one say about this? I can't understand on what basis this three year ban has been done; Its shocking news for me that he has been banned for three years; Its bad news for our family and myself; Its bad news for Umar as he has struggled already by being away from the team for 3-4 years, he wasnt allowed to play in the team by previous management and this is not good for him or any other player in his position; If PCB feel he has done something wrong then ban him for life if you have evidence to support it, to ban him for three years is not fair to him; What else can we say, we cant fight this - all we can do is appeal against this decision, so that it can be reviewed again"
    lol he's making it seem like Umar Akmal was unfairly dropped.

    why do Akmals think they have birthright to a spot on the team


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    the thing is now every random person on the street knows you have to report an approach. This has happened enough times. But still they do not report. WHy? I personally think it is so because these approaches come from people they know and hence do not want to out.


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    I suppose people generally dislike him and therefore nobody wants to highlight the irregularity of the PCB justice department when it comes to sentencing crimes.

    Regardless of the person and how much we dislike him, there has to be level of consistency when punishing. Salman Butt denied his crime until a couple of years ago but he is playing FC cricket and has bagged 2 PSL contracts since.

    I would like Justice for Umar Akmal not because I have a personal opinion about him as a player but more so that our justice system isnít flawed. This would be totally in line with the vast level of injustices carried out by courts in Pakistan, and quite literally, enough is enough. He should not have been banned for more than a year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    If PCB feel he has done something wrong then ban him for life if you have evidence to support it, to ban him for three years is not fair to him
    So senior akmal is ok for umar to be banned for life but doesnt think 3 yrs is fair....

    Im lost for words

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaz View Post
    So senior akmal is ok for umar to be banned for life but doesnt think 3 yrs is fair....

    Im lost for words
    Cut the family some slack man. Theyíve just been tarnished hard know they canít fight against a machine. People say things that are senseless at times

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    Good riddance to a brainless drama queen. A talent who could have been a great yet mentally weak.

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    People close to Umar are saying that he did report the approaches, but not straight away and that is what PCB is picking up on.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Saj View Post
    People close to Umar are saying that he did report the approaches, but not straight away and that is what PCB is picking up on.
    He might have gone to report them once getting the hint from someone inside that this is about to explode. Thatís pretty bad tbf, but still not 3 years. You get 5 years for actually bagging a pay day and carrying out a no ball!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abdullah719 View Post
    Taffazul Rizvi discusses legal aspects of Umar Akmal case

    "Today Umar Akmal presented his justification today in front of the judge as to why he didnt report (the approach)"

    "The proceedings were in Urdu so Umar Akmal could understand"

    "A short order was announced by the judge today banning UA for 3 years"

    "UA has the right to appeal against this order; In 14 days after detailed decision, he can approach an independent adjudicator"

    "When the detailed order comes out then the exact dates (of duration) of this order will be clarified"

    "Irfan and Nawaz had agreed sanctions; They accepted their guilt and left themselves at the discretion of the court"

    "This was different in UA's case, he tried to give a justification whilst admitting (to the charge)"

    "Even today, the judge gave him many chances to agree to the infactions, but he tried to justify his case"

    "UA was agreeing with the charge and also trying to justify it - in law, either you leave yourself at the mercy of the court or you plead your case; the proceedings took an hour or so as UA repeatedly tried to justify his case"

    "He gave multiple reasons which cannot be disclosed as confidential"

    "There was one charge on Irfan whilst there were 2 different charges on UA; He tried to justify both charges"

    "UA said I didnt report (approach) and this is why I didnt do it; In PCB's anti-corruption court does not have a concept of general exceptions where you are free to report or not as you please"

    "The same mitigation clause that allowed Irfan to be given some leniency was not possible for UA"

    "PCB has no jurisdiction over bookies; Those fall under the control of law enforcement agencies"

    "First Saleem Malik has to respond to the pending query, then the matter will go to PCB's anti-corruption court"

    "UA's detailed hearing was held because his position was unclear (niether accepted not denied)"

    "The duration of punishments is slowly increasing and its a clear messager for players that if you do not follow the regulations then you will be dealt with severely"

    "Its a lesson for players that your career ending moment can come if you violate PCB anti corruption code"

    "I (PCB legal advisor) in his argument told the judge that no international player can say that he doesnt know what to do if approached"

    "Even if it said as joke, then you need to report it"

    "Chairman PCB said recently we should have laws about this. Betting is already illegal and anyone who engages in it faces sanctions"

    "Recently SL also passed a law about this and all sports associations in Pakistan need to look at this and come up with some law about it"

    "A 3 year ban for non-reporting is considered stiff, it's not a relaxed ban. PCB was also thinking that sentences for such offenses should start increasing because it's clear that perhaps players aren't learning their lessons"

    "As far as the legal side is concerned, I am satisfied with the length of the ban and I feel it is appropriate and a reasonable and justified ban considering the charges"

    "There were 2 non-related incidents with different people"

    "Laws keep changing as things develop. It's not a stationary document"

    "ICC or PCB don't have control over bookies, it's upto law enforcement agencies to root them out and have them face the law"

    "The justification that he tried to give did not satisfy the court and couldn't save him from the ban. This hearing was given according to Pakistan law because he wished to justify himself. He did that in detail but it wasn't enough"

    "There is a thing called mitigation, something that can lower the sentence. He kept trying to do that but his reasons didn't fall in that category so the decision went against him"

    "With Irfan and Nawaz, both reported incidents late but they did report them themselves. In this case, Umar Akmal never reported it. When PCB confronted him about it then he accepted that the incidents happened and he tried to justify it"
    Sounds like he was trying to be a smart *** in front of the judge, not surprising

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    He was never ODI or Test match material, an excellent T20 player who has helped us win games in the past but the likes of him are easy to replace. If you think otherwise then you are mistaken. T20 is Pakistan's best format and we are super flexible in bringing in fresh new players who can demolish a lot of other teams so I think we can move on. He's just an individual who uses his talents to make more money, a complete outlaw who wants to live his life on the edge. Players like him should be made an example of. There are too many players in the country who wish to play for the badge and bring smiles to fans so we should invest more in them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rana View Post
    I suppose people generally dislike him and therefore nobody wants to highlight the irregularity of the PCB justice department when it comes to sentencing crimes.

    Regardless of the person and how much we dislike him, there has to be level of consistency when punishing. Salman Butt denied his crime until a couple of years ago but he is playing FC cricket and has bagged 2 PSL contracts since.

    I would like Justice for Umar Akmal not because I have a personal opinion about him as a player but more so that our justice system isnít flawed. This would be totally in line with the vast level of injustices carried out by courts in Pakistan, and quite literally, enough is enough. He should not have been banned for more than a year.
    The problem with Umar Akmal is that he has a history of disciplinary problems and also this was not the first time he didn't report a corrupt approach. How can someone dispute a three year ban in this regards? The PCB is obviously extremely fed up with him as well

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    Finally, this drama is over
    Time to move on and focus on the youngsters, lots of promising batsmen, especially from U19 circuit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abdullah719 View Post
    [B]

    "Irfan and Nawaz had agreed sanctions; They accepted their guilt and left themselves at the discretion of the court"

    "This was different in UA's case, he tried to give a justification whilst admitting (to the charge)"

    "Even today, the judge gave him many chances to agree to the infactions, but he tried to justify his case"

    "UA was agreeing with the charge and also trying to justify it - in law, either you leave yourself at the mercy of the court or you plead your case; the proceedings took an hour or so as UA repeatedly tried to justify his case"

    "He gave multiple reasons which cannot be disclosed as confidential"
    So looks like, Umar Akmal put the final nail in the coffin of his career himself by ruining the his case and any chance of leniency.

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    A sad and predictable end to a promising start.

    God riddance. I am glad it is over. Instead of living off easy money, it is time for Young Umar Akmal to try other avenues like the rest of us!

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    And as i mentioned, Kamran Akmal has jumped to his defense and said how he was wronged. Again, the same victim mentality and blame game. It is so damn predictable, and even now people are saying somehow Misbah ruined his career :-D.

    Unless and until zero tolerance policy is not adopted, these cases would keep on increasing. The approach among our players is to make sure you dont get caught, rather than completely avoiding it.

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    "A 3 year ban for non-reporting is considered stiff, it's not a relaxed ban. PCB was also thinking that sentences for such offenses should start increasing because it's clear that perhaps players aren't learning their lessons"
    This from the PCB lawyer is key and will be an eye-opener for other players wanting to get involved in such activities.



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    Blessing for Pakistan national team. Alhamdulillah.

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    Good riddance. I'm so happy. Wish he'd gotten banned for life.

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    Not sure what went wrong
    I don't see him as a fixer
    Either he made some stupid move or someone has it out

    Career over
    Thanks to himself and pcb who destroyed a what could have been great career

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrentDevil View Post
    Finally, this drama is over
    Time to move on and focus on the youngsters, lots of promising batsmen, especially from U19 circuit
    lol

    Just no.
    No batsman has come in the last 10 years barring babar


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