Umar Akmal Handed Three Years Ban From PCB on Corruption Charges

Umar Akmal Handed Three Years Ban From PCB on Corruption Charges

The Chairman of the Disciplinary Panel, Mr. Justice (retired) Fazal-e-Miran Chauhan handed three years ban on Umar Akmal from all forms of cricket on corruption charges.

In a detailed hearing held at the National Cricket Academy, Umar Akmal decided to represent himself and was heard, while Mr. Taffazul Rizvi was the representor of PCB.

Umar Akmal was charged for two breaches of Article 2.4.4 and 2.4.5 of the PCB Anti-Corruption Code in two separate incidents on 17 March.

According to the ICC anti-corruption codes, cricketers are bound to report such corruption approach cases to board.

In case they are failed to do so the minimum punishment for the player is five years ban and a maximum of a lifetime from all forms of cricket.

However, Umar Akmal had failed to mention if he had reported this to the anti-corruption unit or not.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced the imposition of a ban on Umar Akmal on their official Twitter account on Monday.

Earlier, this year, during an interview Umar revealed that he was offered $200,000 by match-fixers to drop two deliveries in one of the matches.

He further claimed that he was offered a huge amount of money to skip matches against India.

“I was once offered $200,000 for leaving two deliveries. I was also offered to skip matches against India,” 

The batsman also said that during ICC World Cup, including the 2015 edition played in Australia and New Zealand he was approached by fixers.

The player landed in hot waters before the start of the fifth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).

He was suspended on 20 February 2020 under Article 4.7.1* of the PCB corruption code.

The reason for his suspension from all activities related to cricked was, he did not inform the PCB about a fixing offer he had received.

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