Akmal’s ban halved, he’ll ask for extra reprieve

Karachi, July 29

Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal’s three-year ban for failing to report corrupt approaches has been decreased to 18 months on “compassionate” grounds however the cricketer mentioned he was not glad with the reprieve and can combat for a whole lifting of the suspension.

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 on his enchantment.

“I will decide about the remaining sentence and try to get it reduced further. For now I am not satisfied and will consult my lawyers and family how to take this ahead. There are many players before me who made mistakes and just look at what they got and what I got. So all I say right now is thank you very much.” — PTI

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