In the spot-fixing case, the sentence of Test cricketer Umar Akmal has been reduced from three years to one and a half years.
Test cricketer Umar Akmal’s appeal against the three-year ban in the spot-fixing case was decided safely. Justice (retd) Faqir Muhammad Khokhar, Independent Advocate of the PCB at the National High Performance Center, Lahore, apprised both the parties of the decision, which was reserved after a hearing 17 days ago. According to which the sentence of Umar Akmal has been reduced to one and half years. He will be eligible to play from August 19, 2021.
It is to be noted that Umar Akmal had met the suspects in two separate incidents before the start of Pakistan Super League 2020. However, the Test cricketer did not inform the PCB Anti-Corruption Unit about this. He was immediately suspended on February 20, a day before the start of the league. After the league, Justice (retd) Fazal Miran Chauhan of the PCB Anti-Corruption Tribunal, while hearing the case, had sentenced him to three years imprisonment.