Middle-order batsman, Umar Akmal’s sentence has been reduced to 18 months.
Former Supreme Court judge, Justice (retd) Faqir Muhammad Khokhar, in his capacity as an independent adjudicator, reserved his order on Umar Akmal’s appeal after listening to the arguments of both sides two weeks ago.
Breaking News: Umar Akmal suspension reduce to 18 months from 3 years.
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On 27th April, the Chairman of PCB’s Disciplinary Panel, Justice (retd) Fazal-e-Miran Chauhan, had banned Umar Akmal for three years after finding him guilty of breaching Article 2.4.4 of the PCB Anti-Corruption Code in two separate incidents.
Article 2.4.4 of the PCB Anti-Corruption Code reads as: “Failing to disclose to the PCB Vigilance and Security Department (without unnecessary delay) full details of any approaches or invitations received by the Participant to engage in Corrupt Conduct under this Anti-Corruption Code”.
Reports state that he failed to report corrupt approaches made to him during the Global T20 Canada and stayed in contact with the bookies even after that.
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