Will Umar Akmal be able to play next cricket season?


KARACHI: National Cricketer, Umar Akmal has got his ban reduced to 12 months by the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS).

According to the final decision, Akmal’s 18-months ban has been reduced to 12 months. Akmal was suspended from all forms of the game after PCB found him involved in suspicious activities before PSL 5.

In an investigation, PCB found him guilty and put a three-year ban on him. The cricketer appealed against PCB’s decision. Ex-Supreme Court judge Mr. Justice (retd) Faqir Muhammad Khokhar, in his capacity as an independent adjudicator, heard the appeal and had reduced Akmal’s ban to 1.5 years from 3 years.

Akmal wasn’t satisfied with the decision and appealed in CAS further. In reply, PCB also consulted with CAS for an increase in Akmal’s ban.

Following the latest decision, Akmal has already served suspension for 12 months and eligible for the rehabilitation process after which he will be able to play cricket.

Read: Arbitration court reserves decision on Umar Akmal’s ban appeal