3-year ban on batsman Umar Akmal. for scoring century in Pakistan cricket / debut test, hiding information about spot fixing
- Umar Akmal was temporarily suspended on 20 February this year for not providing information about spot-fixing.
- According to the Anti Corruption Code of the ICC, every player is required to disclose information related to corruption, if not done then there may be a 5-year ban.
Islamabad .. Pakistani batsman Umar Akmal, who scored a century in the debut test, was banned from playing in all formats by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for 3 years. Akmal was accused of concealing information about spot-fixing. The Disciplinary Committee of the PCB was investigating this, in which he was found guilty.
The PCB tweeted – Umar Akmal has been banned for three years from playing all formats on behalf of Justice (retd) Fazal-e-Miran Chauhan, chairman of the disciplinary panel.
Akmal said in the interview that he was offered 2 million dollars
Earlier, Akmal said in an interview that he was offered $ 2 lakh for spot fixing by a bookie. Not only this, the player also claimed that he was promised a hefty amount in lieu of not playing a match against India. In addition, during the 2015 World Cup in Australia-New Zealand, the match fixer also approached. Akmal, however, failed to explain to the PCB’s disciplinary committee why he did not inform the ICC’s Anti-Corruption Unit.
It is necessary to give information about corruption to the
ICC. Under ICC Anti Corruption Codes 2.4.4 and 2.4.5, each player is obliged to state that he has been tried by money or someone unfairly. If a player hides his knowledge, he gets a penalty of up to 5 years.
Akmal last played international match in October 2019
Akmal last played international match in October 2019. He has played 16 Tests, 121 ODIs and 84 T20s for Pakistan so far. He has scored 1003, 3194 and 1690 runs in all three formats. Akmal scored 129 against New Zealand in his Test debut. However, since then his career has never come back on track. In February this year, he did a bad job with the trainer during a fitness test. Following the complaint, the PCB left him with a warning.