The Sports Arbitration Court has reduced the ban on international cricketer Umar Akmal to 12 months and fined rupees 4.25 million ($ 27,000) for violating the Pakistan Cricket Board’s anti-corruption code.
Akmal was suspended in February 2020 for failing to report details of corrupt approaches shortly before the start of the fifth Pakistani Super League.
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The CAS has reduced his ban to 12 months, which he has already served since the ban came into effect on Feb. 20, 2020 pic.twitter.com/IOAlnLzq1W
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The PCB disciplinary body found Akmal guilty of two separate offenses last April and banned him for three years – including the time he couldn’t drive at the same time.
This ban was cut in half after Akmal called an independent judge before both Akmal and PCB referred the case to CAS.
PCB said on Friday that 30-year-old Akmal now has the right to reintegrate into competitive cricket in exchange for the fine and that he will also undergo the rehabilitation program under the cricket council’s anti-corruption code.
Akmal has represented Pakistan in more than 200 international cricket matches, including 16 matches. “The circuit board again asks all participants and reminds them to honor their duty and immediately report any attempt to anti-corruption workers and assist themselves and the anti-corruption department to resolve the horror in the repair,” said in a statement. a statement.