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Umar Akmal's Ban reduces by the International Court


Umar Akmal, a talented batsman in the middle order, won a big concession with a six months reduction in the ban from the Arbitration Court for Sport (CAS).


In April 2020, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) released a three-annual ban for Akmal, which violated the ICC Anti-Corruption Code of Ethics, for failure to report several methods for fixing before the fifth edition of the PSL.

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The ban has consequently been shortened by half (18 months), with the courtesy of an independent justice who heard his appeal against the ruling of the PCB.


Disappointing of the decision, the cricketer refused the CAS, and on Friday the sentence was further restricted. Compensating for competitive cricket, Akmal was already liable for its ban, which was effective from February 2020.


Akmal has been released from the comprehensive decision of the court of arbitration for six months by reducing his ban by a fine of Rs. 4,2 million to twelve months.

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While Akmal has ended the ban before returning to professional cricket, he must be interested in a rehabilitation program of the Anti-corruption Unit.


He officially revealed that in the preliminary match of the Quetta Gladiators, the franchise he last played for the PSL, the 30-year-old decided to meet a bookie who had promised him a lucrative deal against spot-fixing.


It is currently unclear under these circumstances whether the former team of Akmal can restore him when he is fit for drafting.

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