PCB allows Umar Akmal to play club cricket


Lahore: Batter Umar Akmal has been allowed to resume cricket activities by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

This is part of Umar’s rehabilitation program which started last month. In the program completed to date, Umar has shown remorse, attended an anti-corruption lecture and participated in a Q&A session conducted by the Security and Anti-Corruption Department.

His rehabilitation program is expected to conclude next month, following which he will become eligible to participate in the Pakistan domestic cricket season 2021-22.

Remember, Umar paid fine of PKR 4.2 million imposed on him by International Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and PCB for breaching anti-corruption code.

It must be noted CAS reduced Akmal’s 18-month to 12 months. He was suspended from all forms of the game after PCB found him guilty for being involved in suspicious activities before Pakistan Super League (PSL) season 5.

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