Cricketer Umar Akmal’s 3-year sentence reduced
LAHORE: Umar Akmal’s ban in the fixing case has been reduced from three years to 1.5 years.
He has now been relieved can now play for Pakistan after 1.5 years. Adjudicator Justice retd. Faqeer Mohammad announced the decision of Umar Akmal’s case.
The PCB had sentenced Umar Akmal to three years imprisonment under the Anti-Corruption Code for violating the Code of Conduct, which was challenged by Umar Akmal.
It may be recalled that in 2018, Umar Akmal made a statement regarding match-fixing, after which he faced criticism.
Cricketer Umar Akmal was banned for three years by the Pakistan Cricket Board on April 17, 2020, while he was temporarily suspended on February 20, 2020.