The PCB has charged Umar Akmal with two breaches of their anti-corruption code on two different incidents.
Umar Akmal may face a lifetime ban if he is proven guilty of the charges that were charged against him by the PCB. Umar’s career has been badly smeared by incidents of discipline which widely affected his international career.
One of the two incidents which triggered the charges for Akmal was when he failed to disclose the corrupt approaches to the PCB Vigilance and Security Department. The charges which related to this fell under Article 2.4.4, which scopes, ‘failing to disclose to the PCB Vigilance and Security Department (without unnecessary delay) full details of any approaches or invitations received by the Participant to engage in Corrupt Conduct under this Anti-Corruption Code’.
According to the Anti-Corruption Code Article 6.2, anyone who violates Article 2.4.4 may be subject to charges which may last in a minimum of six months or a maximum of a lifetime.
In line with such, Akmal had been suspended on February 20 and was issued the notice of charge on March 17. Following the issue of the charge, the Pakistani player was given until March 31 to respond his side into writing.
Prior to the breach of Article 2.4.4, Umar had also faced charges for the misbehaviour that he has shown when he failed his fitness test in Lahore. After being defended by his brother Kamran on that incident, the PCB declared that the incident had been a matter of misunderstanding after two days.
Aside from the charges, Umar Akmal is also barred to play for the Quetta Gladiators of the Pakistan Super League. To know more about the PSL, visit Betwala.
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