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Umar Akmal’s ban decreased from three to 1.5 years

Umar Akmal says he’ll file an attraction in opposition to the choice after consulting with legal professionals. Photo: File

Cricketer Umar Akmal’s sentence has been decreased from three to 1.5 years by  an unbiased adjudicator listening to his attraction in opposition to a ban imposed on him for violating the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) Anti-Corruption Code.

Akmal was current on the PCB’s High Performace centre when the decision was introduced.

The cricketer, talking to the media after the decision, mentioned that he’ll file an attraction in opposition to the choice after consulting his legal professionals.

“We will file an appeal to reduce the sentence against the remaining term of the ban,” mentioned Akmal.

On the opposite hand, Akmal’s lawyer said that the choice was “good” however it was in opposition to what they have been anticipating.

Earlier this month, The PCB had introduced that an unbiased adjudicator had reserved its judgment on cricketer Umar Akmal’s attraction in opposition to his three-year ban.

The PCB, in a press launch, had mentioned that the adjudicator, former Supreme Court choose Justice (retd) Faqir Muhammad Khokhar, after listening to the arguments of either side, had reserved judgement on the matter.

Akmal’s transgression had first come to the floor hours earlier than the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020 kicked off on February 20. He was thrown out of the event for not reporting a number of approaches by corrupt parts — a violation of the PCB’s explicitly stipulated guidelines.

He had determined in opposition to going to trial however was nonetheless banned till 2023 — a punishment deemed harsh by these in his nook however simply by impartial observers, contemplating his lengthy listing of disciplinary points.

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