Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal has been given relief as his three-year ban is reduced to one-and-a-half years following his appeal against the decision.
Former Supreme Court judge Mr Justice (retd) Faqir Muhammad Khokhar, in his capacity as an independent adjudicator, issued order on Umar Akmal’s appeal.
After listening to the arguments of both sides, he retained the decision earlier.
On April 27, Judge Fazal-e-Miran Chauhan (removed), the chairperson of the disciplinary panel, was banned twice for three years after Umar Akmal was found guilty. The charges violated Article 2.4.4 of the PCB Anti-Corruption Act. event.