The International Sports Arbitration Court reduced the 18-month ban imposed on national cricketer Umar Akmal by another six months and imposed a fine on him.
The International Arbitration Court has ruled on appeals filed by the Pakistan Cricket Board and Umar Akmal against the decision of the Independent Adjudicator.
According to the decision of the arbitral tribunal, Umar Akmal has been banned for 12 months and fined Rs 4.25 million for violating clause 2.4.4 of the PCB Code of Conduct once.
Omar Akmal, who was suspended on February 20, 2020, will now be eligible to play cricket again by paying the fine and following the rehabilitation program agreed upon by the PCB’s Security and Anti-Corruption Department.
It may be recalled that the Anti-Corruption Unit of the PCB had taken action against Omar Kamal for not reporting the match-fixing offer, against which Umar Akmal had filed an appeal in the International Arbitration Court.
Omar Kamal was sentenced to three years in prison for violating the PCB Anti-Corruption Code, which was reduced to 18 months by an independent adjudicator.
An appeal was also filed by the PCB in the arbitral tribunal seeking retention of Umar Akmal’s sentence, which was upheld.