Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) authorized Umar Akmal, a medium-sized batsman, to restart cricketing in the country. He was allowed to participate in club cricket according to Akmal’s rehabilitation program.
Akmal will be able to compete in Pakistan’s 2021/2022 home season after completing his rehabilitation program, which is slated to complete next month.
Akmal’s recovery program began last month and Akmal showed sorrow for his acts according to the PCB, a crucial sign of good improvement. Akmal took part during a lecture on anti-corruption and a Q&A session led by the Department for Security and Anti-Corruption.
Because of his engagement in dubious activities, the 31 year old was prohibited from activities linked to cricket. Akmal’s ban by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), together with a fine of PCB and CAS, has been lowered by 18 months to 12 months.
Since its inception in 2009, Akmal has represented Pakistan in 16 trials, 121 ODIs, and 84 T20Is. He has won 1,690 races, average 26.00 per day, and a strike rate of 122.73, among Pakistan’s highest T20I race scorers.