Wicket-keeper batsman Kamran Akmal has offered to pay a fine for Umar Akmal from his Pakistan Super League fee so that his brother can start a rehabilitation programme.
Kamran Akmal offers to pay brother Umar’s fine for a rehabilitation programme. (Reuters Photo)
- Kamran Akmal has offered to pay the fine imposed on his brother Umar Akmal
- Umar Akmal has not played any form of cricket since February, 2020
- CAS has reduced the ban on Umar to 12 months but hit him with a fine of Rs 4.25 million
Pakistan’s wicket-keeper batsman Kamran Akmal is willing to pay the fine imposed on Umar Akmal from his own PSL fee so that his younger brother can start his rehabilitation programme.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had said that Umar Akmal, who was suspended on February 20, 2020 — will now be eligible to reintegrate into competitive cricket subject to deposits of fine of PKR4,250,000 and undergoing the program of rehabilitation under the PCB Anti-Corruption Code.
Umar had pleaded with the PCB that he should be allowed to pay the fine installments since he was financially not strong at the moment.
“I am willing to pay the fine for my brother. I request the PCB they can deduct the amount from any payments due to me for my PSL matches,” Kamran said on Sunday.
“The money should not be such a big issue. They can deduct from my fees and even Umar whenever he plays his money will also come through the PCB only,” the Test player said.
“I request the PCB to show some leniency and Umar is ready to pay the fine.” The Court of Arbitration for Sport has reduced the ban on Umar to 12 months but hit him with a fine of Rs 4.25 million for breaching the Pakistan Cricket Board’s Anti-Corruption code.
The PCB’s disciplinary panel in April 2020 found Umar guilty on two charges of separate breaches and handed him a three-year suspension with periods of ineligibility to run concurrently.
But an independent adjudicator appointed by the PCB reduced the ban to 18 months against which the PCB went to the CAS while Umar also filed an appeal for the entire ban to be dismissed.
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