Islamabad - Pakistan's Umar Akmal is eligible
to play in a Twenty20 series against New Zealand on Friday after the
middle-order batsman successfully appealed his one-match suspension for
violating dress code during a domestic match.
The Pakistan Cricket Board said on
Wednesday that Akmal's original suspension would be lifted and he would be
permitted to play.
Akmal sported two logos instead of the
single logo permitted under competition rules during the final of the
Quaid-e-Azam Trophy last week.
He was dropped for Pakistan's recent
Twenty20 series against England for his involvement in unspecified
"immoral activities" during another domestic match, before the PCB
changed course when he was cleared by the police.
Akmal will return home after the
three-match series against New Zealand and will not be a part of Pakistan's
one-day international team.