Umar Akmal, was banned from all cricket for three years by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Disciplinary Committee.
The decision was handed over by Chairman of the Disciplinary Panel, Justice (Rtd) Fazal-e-Miran Chauhan. According to the decision, Umar Akmal had failed to inform authorities about him being approached by bookies in timely manner. PCB announced the decision on their twitter account.
According to the panel, Umar Akmal had violated the Article 2.4.4 of the code. ICC anti-corruption code 2.44 and 2.4.5 bounds players to report to the authorities if they are approached by the corrupt elements. Failing to report such incidents will have sever consequences.
Akmal had previously mentioned in an interview that he was approached by bookies on two different occasions and was offered $200,000 for leaving deliveries and to skip matches. He did not mention if he had reported these incidents to the authorities.
Umar Akmal can appeal against the decision within 14 days, said Mr. Taffazul Haider Rizvi, PCB’s legal advisor.
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