Just before the start of PSL 5, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) suspended Umar Akmal from PSL. According to media reports, Last month at National Cricket Academy Lahore, Umar Akmal was found guilty of violating Player’s code of conduct during the fitness tests. Media sources say that Umar Akmal has been suspended under Pakistan Cricket Board’s anti-corruption code.
PCB has said that he will remain banned from playing any type of cricket until the finalization of an ongoing anti-corruption investigation. He is a hard hitter middle-order batsman his absence will hurt Quetta Gladiators during PSL 5.