LAHORE: The International Arbitration Court (IAC) has imposed a 12-month ban and a fine of Rs 42.5 million on a middle-order batsman of the national team in the case of cricketer Umar Akmal.

According to details, the International Arbitration Court has ruled on the appeals filed by the Pakistan Cricket Board and Umar Akmal against the decision of the Independent Adjudicator.

Umar Akmal case

In the verdict, Umar Akmal has been banned for 12 months and fined Rs 4.25 million for violating Section 2.4.4 of the PCB Code of Conduct once.

However, the International Arbitration Court reduced the sentence of Umar Akmal from one and a half years to one year. Umar Akmal was sentenced to three years for violating the PCB Anti-Corruption Code.

According to a statement issued by the PCB, Umar Akmal, who was suspended on February 20, 2012, has now paid a fine of Rs. 4,250,000 along with the rehab program decided by the PCB’s Security and Anti-Corruption Department. Will be eligible to play competitive cricket again.

It should be noted that Omar Kamal was accused of meeting the bookies and not reporting the fixing offer, due to which Omar Kamal was banned for three years on February 20, 2012. The PCB had approached the International Arbitration Court against the reduction of sentence.

Cricketer Umar Kamal said that he was thankful to Allah for the relief, wanted to come on the field and play cricket.

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