Batsman Umar Akmal's three-year suspension, which was slapped on him by the Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) Disciplinary Panel for not reporting approaches by corrupt elements, has been reduced to 18 months.
But Akmal told local media: "I will decide about the remaining sentence and try to get it reduced further". "There are many players before me who made mistakes and just look at what they got and what I got".
"I am not happy with the suspension", he added.
Akmal in an interview had said that he was offered $200,000 by fixers to leave two deliveries in one of the matches.
He added: "The stance taken by the appellant is self-contradictory and not credit-worthy. The case against the appellant stands proved to the hilt". "The learned Chairman [of the Disciplinary Panel] has quite justifiably found the appellant guilty of both the charges".
The period of ineligibility imposed on Umar Akmal will run from, backdated to February 20, 2020, when he was suspended provisionally.
He last played a Test for Pakistan in late 2009 but his most recent global appearance was in last October in the T20 home series against Sri Lanka.
However, Akmal had failed to mention if he had reported this to the anti-corruption unit or not.
The Quetta Gladiators man was also stopped from taking part in this year's Pakistan Super League (PSL) after allegations appeared on the eve of the opening game that he had breached the anti-corruption code.
Since Umar - the youngest brother of former Pakistan wicket-keepers Kamran and Adnan Akmal - was banned, several former Test cricketers had claimed the three-year sentence was too harsh.
Akmal had earlier escaped a PCB ban in February for allegedly making crude remarks to a trainer during a fitness test at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore.