PCB bans Umar Akmal over corruption charges

PCB bans Umar Akmal over corruption charges

The Pakistan Cricket Board has banned Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal from all forms of cricket for a period of three years. The Pakistani batsmen has been charged with two breaches of anti-corruption codes of Pakistan Cricket Board after he failed to report details of corrupt approaches made to him ahead of 2020 PSL.

The Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal has been charged under Article 2.4.4, which deals with a failure of participant 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”.

The PCB doesn’t take any pleasure in seeing a promising international cricketer being declared ineligible for three years on corruption charges, but this is once again a timely reminder to all who think they can get away by breaching the anti-corruption code.