Umar Akmal, who is facing an 18-month ban on spot-fixing in the Pakistan Super League, has been granted a major relief by the Court of Arbitration for Sports. The court reduced the suspension of this Pakistani cricketer to 12 months.
Pakistani batsman Umar Akmal, who went to play international matches for the last time in October 2019, was suspended last year for not reporting the offer of spot-fixing in PSL. The Pakistan Cricket Board had imposed a three-year ban on the player. However, the ban was later reduced to 18 months.
Now after completing the rehabilitation program set by the PCB Anti-Corruption Code, this batsman will again be able to return to competitive cricket. However, Umar Akmal will have to pay a fine of Rs 42 lakh 50 thousand.