Pakistan Cricket Board bans Umar Akmal for 3 years
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has banned cricketer Umar Akmal for three years for violating the code of conduct about offering match-fixing. Cricketer Umar Kamal will be banned from all forms of cricket for 3 years. The PCB disciplinary panel has decided the case against Umar Kamal, headed by Justice (retd) Faisal Miran Chauhan.
Umar Akmal handed three-year ban from all cricket by Chairman of the Disciplinary Panel Mr Justice (retired) Fazal-e-Miran Chauhan.
— PCB Media (@TheRealPCBMedia) April 27, 2020
On February 20, the Pakistan Cricket Board immediately suspended Umar Akmal under Section 4.7.1 of the Anti-Corruption Code and an investigation was launched by the Anti-Corruption Unit. Due to this suspension, Umar Akmal could not participate in Pakistan Super League 5.
It was later reported that Bucky had offered match-fixing to Umar Akmal but he failed to inform the PCB in time. After that, the anti-corruption unit of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) kept the data of Umar Akmal’s phone and summoned both his phones and seized them.
According to records, before PSL 2020, Bucky contacted Umar Akmal and offered him fixing. After getting this solid evidences, the PCB took action, and then Umar Akmal also admitted to contacting Bucky but he was suspended for not informing the PCB or the team management in time.
On March 20, cricketer Umar Akmal was charged with violating the anti-corruption code and Umar Akmal was given till March 31 to file a reply. The Test cricketer was charged under anti-corruption code 4.2.2 and charged twice with violating the law.