LAHORE: National cricketer Umar Akmal has started playing club cricket matches.
According to private TV Express News, after getting permission from the PCB, Umar Akmal is participating in a cricket match for the first time today. In Model Town, Lahore, Umar Akmal is playing a match against Ghalib Sports Club on behalf of Cricket Center Club. The cricket board allowed him to participate in club cricket activities on August 4 after he was convicted in a fixing case, paid a fine and admitted his guilt. Which is part of their rehab program.
Along with playing in club matches, Umar Akmal will be part of the youth awareness campaign to avoid fixing and will also give lectures at various levels on the dangers of getting involved in fixing.
Umar Akmal was suspended for failing to inform the PCB about the contact of the Buckeyes before the start of the PSL in 2020. He was banned for three years after the completion of the hearing of the case. He was banned from appearing before the International Sports Arbitration Court for six months and was fined Rs 4.5 million. Umar Akmal’s rehab program has been started after full payment of fine, confession and pardon.