Umar Akmal allowed to resume club cricket
LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has allowed batsman Umar Akmal to resume club cricket activities as part of his rehabilitation process, which began in July.
In the rehabilitation process, Umar has shown remorse, attended an anti-corruption lecture and participated in a Q&A session conducted by the Security and Anti-Corruption Department.
His rehabilitation programme is expected to conclude in September, following which he will become eligible to participate in the Pakistan domestic cricket season 2021-22.
In April 2020, the PCB had banned Akmal for three years after finding him guilty of breaching Article 2.4.4 of the PCB’s Anti-Corruption Code. Later in Feb 2021, the Court of Arbitration for Sports had reduced the ban to 12 months.
Therefore, Akmal was not signed by any franchise of the Pakistan Super League the following year.
The Pakistani cricketer has represented the national team in 16 Tests, 121 ODIs and 84 T20 Internationals.