Umar Akmal banned for three years

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has banned Umar Akmal from all forms of cricket for three years subsequent to confessing to failing to report match-fixing approaches.

Umar Akmal banned for three years

In a tweet, the PCB said, “Umar Akmal handed three-year ban from all cricket by Chairman of the Disciplinary Panel Mr Justice (retired) Fazal-e-Miran Chauhan.”

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Earlier, Umar Akmal said in an interview that he had received an offer of 200,000 USD dollars from bookies for defending two balls in a match. He was also offered to skip a match against India.

The batsman, who has always been at the center of controversy, added that he was also offered for fixing in the ICC World Cup 2015. However, he did not say whether he had informed the anti-corruption unit about the fixers’ proposals.

Articles 2.4.4 and 2.4.5 of the ICC Anti-Corruption Code state that if a cricketer fails to inform the fixing proposal form a fixer, he will be banned for at least five years.

Umar Akmal has played 16 Tests, 121 ODIs and 84 T20Is for Pakistan national cricket team till now. He last played for Pakistan last year in a T20I match against Sri Lanka. He played two matches but got out for duck in both occasions.

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