Umar Akmal. (AP Picture) KARACHI: Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal‘s three-year ban for failing to report corrupt approaches earlier this yr was on Wednesday decreased to 18 months. Akmal’s ban will successfully run from February 2020 to August 2021 after the […]
Umar Akmal. (AP Picture)
KARACHI: Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal‘s three-year ban for failing to report corrupt approaches earlier this yr was on Wednesday decreased to 18 months.
Akmal’s ban will successfully run from February 2020 to August 2021 after the 30-year-old’s sentence was decreased by impartial adjudicator Faqir Mohammad Khokhar. The batsman expressed dissatisfaction with the ruling and vowed to enchantment once more.
“There have been many cricketers earlier than me who’ve dedicated corruption however none of them got a punishment as extreme as mine. I’ll enchantment as soon as extra to get my sentence decreased,” Akmal was quoted as saying by the native media right here after the contemporary determination.
Akmal was handed a three-year ban in April for failing to report approaches forward of the Pakistan Tremendous League. He had accepted his mistake however tried to justify his place.
He final performed a Take a look at for Pakistan in late 2009 however his most up-to-date worldwide look was in final October within the T20 residence collection in opposition to Sri Lanka.
The PCB had charged him with two breaches of Article 2.4.Four of its Anti-Corruption Code in two unrelated incidents on March 17. The breaches pertain to failure to report approaches from corruptors.
Akmal was provisionally suspended hours earlier than his Pakistan Tremendous League crew Quetta Gladiators was to tackle Islamabad within the opening match of the 2020 PSL.
He’s the youthful brother of former Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal, who performed 53 Checks, 58 T20s, and 157 ODIs for Pakistan, and cousin of present captain Babar Azam.
He has featured in 16 Checks, 121 ODIs and 84 T20s, scoring 1003, 3194 and 1690 runs respectively.
Akmal promised loads after making 100 in New Zealand on his Take a look at debut, however did not stay as much as the excessive expectations that got here with some high-quality performances early in his profession.
Fixed run-ins with the authorities additionally marred his stop-start profession.
Akmal had earlier escaped a PCB ban in February for allegedly making crude remarks to a coach throughout a health take a look at on the Nationwide Cricket Academy in Lahore.