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PCB suspends and fine Umar Akmal

Lahore, September 28, 2017: Chairman PCB upon his return from abroad has reviewed the report on Umar Akmal, submitted by the PCB’s Disciplinary Committee. Umar Akmal, Cricketer had appeared before the Committee to explain why disciplinary action should not be taken against him for allegedly violating Clauses 2.2.5, 4.1 and 4.4 of his Central Contract.

The PCB Disciplinary Committee found Umar to be in breach of the aforesaid Clauses of his Central Contract on multiple occasions. Resultantly, Chairman PCB agreed to impose the following sanctions:                                                                                                                            

Imposition of a three (03) match ban on Umar Akmal from participation in the next international or domestic matches, whichever come first; 

Imposition of a Fine amounting to Rs. 1,000,000/- (Pakistan Rupees One Million Only); and

No NOC for participation in any foreign leagues/tournaments/matches be issued to Umar Akmal for a period of two (02) months.

The PCB Chairman, Mr. Najam Aziz Sethi, stated that these sanctions had been awarded with a heavy heart but with the hope that it served as a precedent for all Cricketers who should be mindful of their obligations and the consequences of their actions.