The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) reduced the ban on international cricketer Umar Akmal to 12 months and fined him $27,000 (4.25 million rupees) for breaching the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)’s anti-corruption code.

That ban was halved after Akmal appealed to an independent adjudicator, before both Akmal and the PCB took the matter to the CAS.

The PCB on Friday said the 30-year-old Akmal is now eligible to reintegrate into competitive cricket, subject to paying the fine, and also has to go through the rehabilitation program under the cricket board’s anti-corruption code.

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Akmal was suspended in February 2020 for failing to report details of corrupt approaches made to him just before the start of the fifth Pakistan Super League.

The PCB’s disciplinary panel last April found Akmal guilty on two charges of separate…

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