Karachi Pakistan wicket-keeper batsman Kamran Akmal has criticized the decision of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to challenge the lifting of the ban on his younger brother Omar Akmal for not providing information about corrupt contact . The independent adjudicator of the PCB, Justice (retd) Fakir Muhammad Khokar, while hearing Umar's appeal, had reduced the three-year ban on him to 18 months. Justice Khokar also gave Omar and the PCB the option to file an appeal in the International Sports Tribunal (CAS) against his decision.
The PCB announced on Monday that they would appeal. Kamran said that in the past the players were banned for a brief period of three to six months and their fines were reduced, but in Omar's case the PCB is also not satisfied with the 18-month ban. He said, "Umar is being unfair because he has always cooperated with the authorities in such cases in the past and this time also he has admitted the mistake of not giving contact information to the authorities." Even the reduced 18-month ban is more. The PCB said that they have decided to appeal after a detailed review of Justice Khokar's order.