Umar Akmal suspended for violating PCB’s anti-corruption code
Umar Akmal’s flatter-to-deceive profession took another struck on Thursday when the Pakistan Cricket Board suspended the batsman with instant result, pending an anti-corruption examination.
The PCB, nevertheless, did not enter the specifics of the breach dedicated by Akmal.
“The Pakistan Cricket Board today suspended Umar Akmal with immediate effect…he cannot take part in any cricket-related activity pending the investigation being carried out by PCB’s Anti-Corruption Unit,” the Board stated in a declaration.
“As this is an ongoing investigation, the PCB will not make any further comments,” it stated.
Akmal was suspended hours prior to his PSL team Quetta Gladiators was to handle Islamabad in the opening match of the 2020 edition on Thursday.
“Quetta Gladiators are allowed to apply for Umar Akmal’s replacement in the HBL Pakistan Super League 2020,” the PCB added.
He is the more youthful bro of former Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal, who played 53 Tests, 58 T20 s, 157 ODIs, and cousin of existing captain Babar Azam.
The 29- year-old, who last played for Pakistan in October, has actually included in 16 Tests, 121 ODIs and 84 T20 s, scoring 1003, 3194 and 1690 runs respectively.
Akmal, who guaranteed a lot after making a hundred in New Zealand on his Test debut, has actually stopped working to measure up to the high expectations that featured some great efficiencies early in his profession.
Consistent run- ins with the authorities have actually likewise ruined his stop-start profession.
Previously this month, Akmal had actually gotten away a PCB restriction for supposedly making unrefined remarks to a fitness instructor throughout a physical fitness test at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore.