The International Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) has reduced the ban on Pakistani middle-order batsman Umar Akmal from 18 to 12 months.
The court also imposed a fine of Rs 4.25 million on the right-handed batsman. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said in a statement that the CAS has announced its decision on the appeals filed by the PCB and Umar Akmal against the independent judge's order. He said that the CAS, through a joint order on both the appeals, had sentenced Umar Akmal to 12 months imprisonment and a fine of Rs. 4.25 million for violating Article 2.4.4 of the PCB Anti-Corruption Code. Decided to do. The statement said that Umar Akmal, who was suspended on February 20, 2020, will now be eligible to re-enter competitive cricket after paying a fine of Rs 4.25 million and undergoing rehabilitation program under the PCB Anti-Corruption Code.