The Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal had to pay approx 4.5 crores rupees to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). Akmal is also made to join the anti-corruption rehabilitation program of the board. PCB sources had confirmed that Akmal deposited the heavy fine by the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) in February while disposing of cases filed by Akmal and the Pakistan Cricket Board. Umar deposited the full amount of 4.5cr with the board which makes him now eligible to start the rehab program of the Anti-corruption code of the board.
The source stated that it will take time for Akmal before he can resume his position in the Pakistan cricket team as the anti-corruption unit of the PCB is busy with Pakistan Super League (PSL) matches to be held in Dubai.
Earlier the board had rejected Akmal’s request to allow him to pay his fine in instalments so that he can pave the way for him to return to cricket after serving a ban since February 2020 for breaching clauses of the anti-corruption code.
Akmal’s 18-month ban was reduced by the CAS to a 12 months ban. Since he had already served a 12-month ban from last year February, Akmal is now eligible to return to cricket after paying a hefty fine.