Karachi: Pakistan’s controversial batsman Umar Akmal has paid a fine of Rs 45 lakh to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), making him now entitled to participate in the rehabilitation program of the anti-corruption unit of the board.
Sources in the PCB confirmed that the penalty awarded by the Sports Tribunal to Umar Akmal has been deposited in the PCB. The sports tribunal imposed this penalty on the batsman while hearing cases filed by the PCB and Akmal in February.
Omar Akmal fined 45 lakh rupees
Sources said, ‘Omar has deposited the entire amount of Rs 45 lakh with the board, which means that he can now participate in the program of anti-corruption unit of the board. However, he will have to wait a little longer to resume his cricketing career.
Earlier, the board rejected Akmal’s request to deposit a sum of Rs 45 lakh in installments. Akmal was imposed a 3-year ban for violating the anti-corruption code.
Umar Akmal has played 16 Tests, 121 ODIs and 84 T20 matches in his career so far. In Tests, he scored 1003 runs, 3194 runs in ODIs, while in T20, Omar has scored 1690 runs. He has not played a single international match since October 2019.