Lahore (Sports Reporter): Pakistani cricket again rocked with the news of match fixing as Pakistan Cricket Board found batsman Umar Akmal guity of match fixing and banned him for 3 years.
“Umar Akmal has been banned for three years from all form of cricket by PCB’s disciplinary panel for violating anti corruption code,” tweeted senior sports journalist Faizan Lakhani.
PCB stopped Umar Akmal from playing PSL in Feburary 20. In a press release PCB stated that “The Pakistan Cricket Board today suspended Umar Akmal with immediate effect under Article 4.7.1* of the PCB Anti-Corruption Code, which means he cannot take part in any cricket-related activity pending the investigation being carried out by PCB’s Anti-Corruption Unit.”
PCB allowed Quetta Gladiators to apply for Umar Akmal’s replacement.
Umar Akmal was issued notice on March 17, 2020 alleging that he had failed to inform PCB for match fixing attempts by outsiders.
“The Pakistan Cricket Board has charged Umar Akmal with two breaches of Article 2.4.4 of the PCB Anti-Corruption Code in two unrelated incidents.
Article 2.4.4 of the PCB Anti-Corruption Code reads as: “Failing to disclose to the PCB Vigilance and Security Department (without unnecessary delay) full details of any approaches or invitations received by the Participant to engage in Corrupt Conduct under this Anti-Corruption Code,” PCB notice stated.
Umar Akmal had submitted his response on March 31, 2020.
Cricket Commentator and former batsman Ramiz Raja said Umar Akmal had joined the group of idiots.