Umar Akmal's sentence reduced to 18 months from 3 years

Umar Akmal's sentence reduced to 18 months from 3 years
Lahore: Batsman Umar Akmal’s three-year ban has been reduced to one-and-a-half years following his appeal against the decision of Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) Disciplinary Panel, GNN reported.

Former Supreme Court judge Mr Justice (retd) Faqir Muhammad Khokhar, in his capacity as an independent adjudicator, issued order on Umar Akmal’s appeal.

He had reserved the decision on July 13 after listening to the arguments of both sides.

However, independent adjudicator Justice (retd) Faqir Muhammad Khokhar pronounced the reserved verdict today, according to which the sentence of cricketer Umar Akmal has been reduced from three years to one and a half years. Umar Akmal will be eligible to play from August 20, 2021.

It is pertinent to remember that the PCB had imposed a three-year-ban on Akmal after finding him guilty of breaching Article 2.4.4 of the PCB Anti-Corruption Code in two separate incidents.