Umar Akmal banned for 3 years, failing to report spot-fixing

Umar Akmal has been banned for 3 years after failing to report spot-fixing approach

Umar Akmal, Pakistan national cricket team batsman is all set to face a three year ban from all forms of cricket, reported Pakistan Cricket Board.

The 29 year old was charged by PCB for failing to report two approaches to him as per the ICC Anti-Corruption code.

Umar Akmal reveal to the the media in an interview that he was given an offer of 200,000 USD by fixers to atleast leave two deliveries in a match.

He also said that he was given an offer to leave a cricket match against Pakistan neighbour country India.

He revealed that he was approached during the 2019 World Cup and also the 2015 edition of World Cup that was played in Australia and New Zealand.

But, failing to mention that whether he has reported everything to ICC or not, he will now have to face a three year ban.

As per ICC’s Anti-Corruption code 2.4.4 and 2.4.5 players who are get approached during an event has to report all the information to ICC, failing to do so means a five year ban.

Umar Akmal was born on 26 May 1990. He is perhaps the youngest in the family of Pakistan’s international cricketing brothers.

His elder brothers Kamran and Adnan actually represented as the wicket-keepers of Pakistan and Umar himself is also a part-time wicketkeeper for the national team.

When he was just 19 year old, he scored his first century in the longest format of the game which was also his debut match.

He has played in 84 T20 Internationals matches, 121 One Day International matches and 16 Test matches for the Pakistan national cricket team.


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