The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has banned cricketer Umar Akmal for three years for violating the code of conduct for offering match-fixing.
Cricketer Omar Kamal will be banned from all forms of cricket for 3 years. The PCB disciplinary panel has decided the case against Omar Kamal, headed by Justice (retd) Faisal Miran Chauhan.
PCB suspends Umar Akmal, also out of PSL
The case was heard at the National Cricket Academy Lahore where Umar Akmal appeared in person while Pakistan Cricket Board was represented by Tafazul Rizvi.
Director Anti-Corruption and Security, PCB, Lt. Col. (retd) Asif Mahmood said that the PCB was not happy about the three-year ban on an international cricketer due to corruption charges, but it was a timely reminder for all of them. There are those who think that they can escape by violating the anti-corruption code.
Lt Col (retd) Asif Mehmood said that the Anti-Corruption Unit regularly organizes education seminars and refresher courses at all levels to make all cricketers aware of their responsibilities, even if some cricketers try to take the law into their own hands. If so, then this is the result.
Background of Umar Akmal’s case
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 seized both his phones by summoning Umar Akmal.
Umar Akmal charged with violating anti-corruption code
According to records, before PSL 2020, Bucky contacted Umar Akmal and offered him fixing.
After getting these solid evidences, the PCB took action and then Umar Akmal also admitted to contacting Bucky but his suspension was upheld 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.
Article 4.2.2 of the PCB Anti-Corruption Code is not to inform the PCB Vigilance and Security Department about the offer of corruption by any individual.