Lahore: Umar Akmal’s reaction to the decision of the International Sports Arbitration Court came to light.
Talking to media in Lahore, Umar Akmal said that he has always preferred cricket and wanted to play cricket.
“I went to inform about the Buckeyes’ offer on February 10, 2020 and I myself went to inform the chairman of the PCB but I could not meet the chairman of the PCB so I could not inform him,” he said.
The cricketer said that the matter was not reported to the lower level so that the information would not be leaked.
It should be noted that the International Sports Arbitration Court has reduced the 18-month ban imposed on national cricketer Umar Akmal for another six months and imposed a fine on him.
It may be recalled that the PCB’s anti-corruption unit 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.
The PCB had also filed an appeal in the arbitral tribunal seeking retention of Umar Akmal’s sentence, saying that the sentence passed on him should be upheld.