Umar Akmal has ban decreased on attraction

Umar Akmal has had his preliminary three-year suspension from consultant cricket decreased to 18 months on attraction. 

The Pakistan batsman was handed the ban in April after two alleged breaches of the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) anti-corruption code. 

Having initially not contested the decision, he filed an official attraction in Might, with former Supreme Courtroom decide Justice Faqir Muhammad Khokhar appointed as an unbiased adjudicator. 

Akmal attended the listening to in Lahore in particular person as his ban was reduce, which means it would run till August 2021, although the 30-year-old has steered he’ll presumably look to have it decreased additional. 

“I’m grateful to the decide for listening to my attorneys correctly,” Akmal mentioned after the listening to, as reported by ESPNcricinfo. 

“I’ll resolve in regards to the remaining sentence and attempt to get it decreased additional. For now, I’m not glad and can seek the advice of my attorneys and household how you can take this forward. 

“There are a lot of gamers earlier than me who made errors and simply take a look at what they bought and what I bought. So all I say proper now’s thanks very a lot.” 

Akmal has performed 121 ODIs and 84 Twenty20 Internationals, additionally that includes in 16 Checks between 2009 and 2011.

Revealed 29 Jul 2020, 18:00 IST