Kamran Akmal Offers To Pay His Brother Umar Akmal's Fine For The Sake Of The Latters Rehab Program

Kamran Akmal Offers To Pay His Brother Umar Akmal’s Fine For The Sake Of The Latters Rehab Program

Kamran Akmal
Kamran Akmal. Image-Twitter

Former Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal has offered to pay the fine imposed on his brother, Umar Akmal, via his PSL salary so that the latter can start his rehabilitation program

Umar Akmal, 30, was suspended by the Pakistan Cricket Board in early 2020 for his failure to report the corrupt approaches made to him before the start of the Pakistan Super League.

Umar Akmal, Kamran Akmal
Umar Akmal. Image-Sky Sports.

The Court of Arbitration for Sports had reduced the ban on Umar Akmal for 12 months but in return, slapped him with a fine of Rs 4.25 million for breaching the PCB Code of Conduct.

Umar Akmal had recently requested the Pakistan Cricket Board to allow him to pay the fine of Rs 4.25 million in installments but the governing body rejected the offer and asked him to pay the full amount in order to kick start his rehabilitation program.

”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 Akmal said on Sunday as quoted by PTI.

“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 former stumper said. “I request the PCB to show some leniency and Umar is ready to pay the fine,” he added.

For the uninitiated, the PCB’s disciplinary panel in April 2020 found Umar Akmal guilty on two charges of separate breaches and handed him a three-year suspension.

However, an independent adjudicator appointed by the PCB reduced the ban to 18 months.

The PCB subsequently went to the CAS while Umar Akmal also filed an appeal for the entire ban to be chalked off.

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