Pakistan’s perennial problem-maker Umar Akmal might face a lifetime ban if convicted of match-fixing prices unveiled Friday by Pakistan cricket authorities. The 29-year-old outdated was provisionally suspended by the anti-corruption unit of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on February 20, the day when Pakistan Tremendous League commenced in Karachi. PCB stated Umar violated its code on two counts.
“The PCB has charged Umar Akmal with two breaches of the anti-corruption code which pertains to not reporting a fixing supply,” stated a PCB launch.
Beneath the PCB anti-corruption code a participant is required to instantly report back to a staff supervisor or the officers of the anti-corruption unit when he receives a suggestion to repair a match.
Beneath the code if a participant is discovered responsible the penalty ranges from a suspension of six months to a lifetime ban, the discharge provides.
Umar has 14 days (until March 31) to reply to the costs in writing.
Umar has a historical past of disciplinary issues, having been arrested and detained for a day after a brawl with a site visitors warden in 2014.
He was banned for 3 months after a spat with the then Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur in 2017.
Additionally, final month he escaped punishment after making impolite remarks to a health coach in Lahore.
Usually described as a gifted but undisciplined cricketer, Umar has performed 16 Assessments, 121 one-day internationals and 84 Twenty20 internationals since his debut in 2009.
He final performed for Pakistan within the Twenty20 collection towards Sri Lanka 4 months in the past, failing to attain in each matches.
Umar’s anti-corruption case is the newest of many who had hit Pakistan cricket within the final 20 years, leading to life bans and fines on a number of gamers.
The PSL was hit by a spot-fixing case in 2017 when openers Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif have been banned for 5 years.