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umar akmal ban reduced: Ban on Umar Akmal reduced from three years to half – umar akmal ban reduced to 18 months

Edited By Arun Kumar | IANS | Updated: 29 Jul 2020, 04:02:00 PM IST

Lahore

Ban on Pakistan middle-order batsman Umar Akmal due to corruption has been reduced by one and a half years. According to Cricket Pakistan's report, Supreme Court Judge (Retd) Fakir Muhammad Khokhar, as an independent adjudicator, heard Omar Akmal's appeal and gave his verdict on both sides.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had banned Umar for three years from all cricket related activities for not giving the board information about the match fixing proposal. Now that his ban is only 18 months, he will be able to play cricket again from August 19, 2021.

Omar has played 16 Tests, 121 ODIs and 84 T20I matches for Pakistan. He had told in an interview that apart from the offer to leave the match against India, he also got the offer to drop two balls in a match by a bookie.

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