Banned Cricketer Umar Akmal's 3-year ban by the Pakistan Cricket Board for failing to report details of corrupt approaches has been reduced to half. The cricketer attended a hearing in person which was headed by a former Pakistan Supreme Court Judge and his original sentence was reduced to 1 & a half years. The ban now is effective from February 2020 and will end in August 2021. The 30-year-old from Lahore was banned for 3 years by PCB's anti-corruption unit for failing to report corrupt approaches by bookies during the last edition of the Pakistan Super League. After the original sentence, Akmal had filed an appeal and has now been successful in getting the ban reduced to half.