Umar Akmal's ban reduces to 18 months

Umar Akmal’s ban reduces to 18 months

Former Supreme Court Justice Mr Justice (retired) Faqir Muhammad Khokhar, in his capacity as an independent judge, Pakistani batsmen Umar Akmal’s ban reduces to 18 months (1.5 years).

Umar was initially banned by the Chairman of the Disciplinary Panel, Mr Justice (retired) Fazal-e-Miran Chauhan for three years after finding him guilty of violating Article 2.4.4 of the PCB Anti-Corruption Code in two separate incidents.

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“I am not satisfied with the decision, now I will consult with my lawyers whether they will appeal or not,” Umar said while speaking to journalists.

The 30-year-old will now serve a ban of just 1.5 years. Umar had occupied the services of the Babar Awan law firm and defied punishment on May 19.