Former Supreme Court judge Mr. Justice (retd) Faqir Muhammad Khokhar, in his capacity as an independent adjudicator, has reduced Umar Akmal’s three years ban to 18 months.
Justice Khokhar conducted last hearing to Akmal’s appeal against the ban at Lahore’s National High-Performance Centre on Wednesday. The decision was taken following Akmal’s stance on punishment.
Remember, Akmal was handed three years ban by the Chairman of the Disciplinary Panel, Mr. Justice (retd) Fazal-e-Miran Chauhan after he was found guilty of breaching Article 2.4.4 of the PCB Anti-Corruption Code in two separate incidents.
Meanwhile, Akmal is not satisfied with the decision and looking forward to appealing against the reduced punishment.
“I am happy that the ban reduced to 1.5 years but I am not satisfied with this decision yet. I will consult with my lawyers and appeal against this punishment,” the cricketer said.