New Delhi: A good news has come out after a long time for Pakistan’s star cricketer Umar Akmal. Omar is facing an 18-month ban, but the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) has now reduced his suspension to 12 months. Omar was banned from cricket for not reporting the offer of spot-fixing in the Pakistan Super League (PSL). Omar has now revealed why he did not inform the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) about match fixing.
Was afraid of information leaking
Umar Akmal said that he did not tell the PCB about the offer of spot fixing because he was afraid that this information would be leaked. Omar told the press in Lahore, ‘I had decided not to inform the PCB about the matter, as I was worried that this information would be leaked and not kept confidential.
Ban was imposed last year
Umar Akmal was banned on 20 January last year for not reporting the offer of spot fixing in PSL. Omar was banned for three years by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). In July last year, Umar Akmal’s ban was reduced from three years to 18 months. But now his ban has been reduced to 12 months.
Will have to pay a fine of 42 lakh 50 thousand
Omar will be eligible to return to cricket once he completes the 12-month ban. However, for this, Akmal (Umar Akmal) will also have to pay a fine of 42 lakh 50 thousand. Umar Akmal had earlier said in July 2020 that he would once again appeal to the court to reduce his ban. He believed that many players had made such mistakes earlier too, but their punishment was reduced.
Pakistan is infamous for fixing
Players of Pakistan’s team are notorious all over the world for spot fixing. Pakistan players are often found guilty in match-fixing cases. In the 2011 Lords Test, three Pakistan players Mohammad Aamir, Mohammad Asif and Salman Butt were banned for life for match-fixing.