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    Court verdict: Umar Akmal's offence was the same as Mohammad Nawaz and Mohammad Irfan

    The Court of Arbitration for Sport's decision predictably overturns the decision made by the PCB's handpicked disgraced former Supreme Court justice.

    You might recall that Umar Akmal's original appeal was given by the PCB to disgraced former Supreme Court Justice Khokhar, who had himself been found to have illegally been sworn in as a Supreme Court Justice, after which he resigned before he could be sacked.

    Umar Akmal's original tribunal produced a comical miscarriage of justice. He was only convicted of the exact same offence as Mohammad Nawaz and Mohammad Irfan - to which he actually pleaded guilty and agreed to forgo a hearing, which was expected to lead to the same punishment as Nawaz and Irfan.

    But the Judge at that Tribunal refused to accept Umar Akmal's legal choice to forgo a hearing and be directly sentenced, and tried to hold an unlawful hearing at which Umar Akmal was not legally represented. When Akmal was unable to defend himself, he tripled the standard sentence to 36 months.

    Khokhar than halved that on appeal to 18 months - still 900% longer than Nawaz' sentence for the exact same offence, and 50% longer than Mohammad Irfan, again for the exact same offence.

    Finally it has got to competent jurors at the Court of Arbitration for Sport. And in an abject humiliation for the PCB, they have found that the original tribunal broke its own procedures by trying to force Umar Akmal into a hearing when he had legitimately accepted the charge and to have no hearing. And they have found that the original tribunal's ban was vastly excessive - THREE TIMES the reasonable sentence - and have also overturned the disgraced Khokhar's verdict too.

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    Wish Sharjeel Khan had also challenged his verdict. There was absolutely no evidence of his spot-fixing. We wasted 1.5 extra years of him needlessly.

    Would have made a world of difference in the 2019 World Cup.

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    @Junaids why are you still so attached to Umar, even if you feel he is still needed; Pak have a bunch of players line who can bat just like him

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    Umar is done junaids sir. He has regressed beyond regression. Basically looks like an uncle who used to play club cricket slogging it out at a BBQ.

    Some how has forgotten everything about batting, and now just slogs.
    Last edited by Sir-fraz; 26th February 2021 at 16:36.

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    Isn't Umar Akmal 30 or over 30? For Junaids that means a player is finished. So don't get why are you defending him?

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    I donít want him back - but I think he was entitled to justice rather than being mistreated by a Kangaroo Court.

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    Good for him if he can play some T20 leagues and earn money for his family.


    "You aren't a failure if you fail, you are a failure if you don't get up to try again" - Imran Khan.

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    He should get fit and travel around the world playing T20 leagues as much as he can.

    His Pakistan days are over.

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    Move on.

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    Good news for the real pak fans.

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    Excellent.

    He'll be really handy in the next T20 WC.

    This year is perfect for the spin playing batsmen (who also happen to be seniors) like Hafeez, Malik, Sarfraz etc.

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    Wasnít Umar Akmal Man of the Match in the last two QEA Finals before he was banned?

    In the first, he scored a century and a fifty.

    In the second, he scored a double-century. And that was his most recent First Class match.

    What more could he actually have done?


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