Recently, a disciplinary panel of the PCB-Pakistan Cricket Board penalised all-rounder Umar Akmal for involvement in match-fixing scandal. He was suspended for a period of three years from all types of cricket.

After receiving a detailed copy of the verdict given by the panel, Umar had announced that he would avail his right to appeal against the verdict. On Friday it was in the air that Umer would be filing an appeal.

However, the legal department of the PCB has stated to the media that no appeal has been filed by him yet.

According to the rules laid down under the law, an appeal can only be filed within fourteen days after the detailed verdict is out.

The clocks are ticking, and a very short time is left for him to file an appeal. Umar had received the copy of the verdict on the 18th May and has time till 22nd May if he wishes to utilize his right to challenge the verdict.


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