Batsman Umar Akmal’s suspension has been reduced to almost half, from three years to eighteen months.
Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) had imposed a three-year-ban on Umar Akmal after he had violated the Article 2.4.4 of the PCB’s code of conduct on two occasions. He did not report PCB when has was approached by different elements for corruption.
According to ICC anti-corruption code 2.4.4 and 2.4.5, each player is bound to report all the corrupt approaches made to them during any event and failure of doing so carry a minimum punishment of five years.
Now PCB has announced to reduce his suspension limit to almost half.
Speaking to the media after his appearance in front of the disciplinary panel, Akmal said he was thankful that his suspension was reduced and that he would appeal again to get the remaining suspension further reduced.