Pakistani cricketer Umar Akmal has been handed over three years ban from participating any format of the game. Akmal is banned over corruption charges and match fixing in meantime.
“The PCB doesn’t take any pleasure in seeing a promising international cricketer being declared ineligible for three years on corruption charges, but this is once again a timely reminder to all who think they can get away by breaching the anti-corruption code,” PCB Anti-Corruption and Security Director Lt Col Asif Mahmood said.
Akmal was suspended in February with immediate affect.
“The anti-corruption unit regularly holds education seminars and refresher courses at all levels to remind all professional cricketers of their obligations and responsibilities. And even then if some cricketers decide to take the code in their hands, then this is how things will pan out,” Asif added.
PCB anti corruption council found Akmal’s guilt in two separate cases for hiding bookie approach during PSL 5 matches.
“I request all professional cricketers to stay away from the menace of corruption and immediately inform the relevant authorities as soon as they are approached. This is in their best interest as well as that of the teams and the country.”
Umar Akmal can challenge the ban within 14 days after receiving detailed verdict.