No money, Umar Akmal unable to pay the fine in one lump sum

Umar Akmal

LAHORE: Cricketer Umar Akmal has allegedly failed to pay the fine imposed by the International Sports Arbitration Court in a spot-fixing case.

The 30-year-old batsman’s rehabilitation program is pending due to non-payment of the fine. Earlier last month, the International Sports Arbitration Court reduced Umar Akmal’s ban from 18 months to 12 months but also imposed a fine of Rs4,250,000 for his involvement in the corruption scandal.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had suspended the batsman in February 2020 before the start of PSL 5 for not reporting offers made by corrupt elements. Umar Akmal has already been sentenced to one year on February 20, but he is unable to start the rehabilitation program of the PCB’s Security and Anti-Corruption Department due to heavy fines.

The aggressive batsman of the national team has requested the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to allow him to pay in installments. Sources said that in response to Umar Akmal’s requests, the PCB has sought evidence from Umar Akmal that he really could not pay the fine.

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