Umar Akmal Banned from Cricket for Three Years

Umar Akmal Banned from Cricket for Three Years

Umar Akmal Banned from Cricket for Three Years

The PCB has given a three-year ban to Umar Akmal due to his two breaches of the anti-corruption code. 

Following the hearing held in Lahore, a formal decision was made by the PCB in line with Umar Akmal’s breaches of their anti-corruption code. In the hearing held on April 27, Akmal decided to represent himself in the hearing in order to justify his actions. After the hearing had ended, it had been decided by retired Justice Fazal-e-Miran Chauhan that Akmal be given a three-year ban on all forms of cricket.

As per PCB director of anti-corruption and security Lt Col Asif Mahmood, ‘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. I request all ­professional cricketers to stay away from the ­menace of corruption and ­immediately inform relevant ­authorities as soon as they are approached. This is in their as well as their teams’ and ­country’s best interest’. 

Akmal’s career has been badly marred with several disciplinary problems throughout the years ever since he had first debuted 11 years ago. The 29-year-old player has played in 16 Tests, 121 ODIs, and 84 T20s. 

He had been suspended last February just before the Pakistan Super League started. If he was not suspended, he could have played for the Quetta Gladiators in the PSL. To know more about this cricket league, check out Betwala. 

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