According to the Daily Jang, Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal has been unable to pay the fine levied on him by the International Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) in a spot-fixing case last month.
According to the newspaper, the 30-year-recovery old’s program is currently on hold due to non-payment of the fine. The CAS cut Akmal’s suspension from 18 to 12 months earlier this month but levied a fine of PKR 4.25 million for his role in a corruption scandal.
The batsman was suspended by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in February 2020 for failing to disclose fixing attempts by corrupt elements.
Even though Akmal completed his one-year sentence on February 20, he is unable to begin the PCB’s Security and Anti-Corruption Department’s rehabilitation program due to the high monetary penalty.
As a result, the batsman has demanded that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) allow him to pay the money in installments.
ACCORDING TO DAILY JANG SOURCES, the PCB had requested evidence of Akmal’s failure to pay the lump sum fine in response to Akmal’s queries.