Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal was on Thursday suspended by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) with instant impact under Anti-Corruption Code pending investigation. Umar Akmal won’t be able to participate in any cricket matches together with the Pakistan Super League (PSL) until PCB’s Anti-Corruption Unit completes the investigation.
“As this is an ongoing investigation, the PCB will not make any further comments,” PCB stated in a launch.
Umar Akmal suspended under PCB Anti-Corruption Code
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Umar Akmal, who was a part of the Quetta Gladiators in PSL, will most likely get replaced by the franchise. “Quetta Gladiators are allowed to apply for Umar Akmal’s replacement in the HBL Pakistan Super League 2020,” PCB added.
Earlier this month, Akmal had escaped a PCB ban for allegedly making crude remarks to a coach throughout a health take a look at on the National Cricket Academy in Lahore.
The suspension of Umar is just like what occurred on the onset of the PSL’s third version in Dubai when two Pakistan gamers, Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif who had been within the Islamabad United franchise, had been suspended and despatched residence under the Anti-Corruption Code.
Later Sharjeel was banned for 5 years (half of it suspended) for breaching 5 clauses of the code and Latif was banned for 10 years for related offences.
The 29-year-outdated Umar Akmal has represented Pakistan in 16 Tests, 121 ODIs and 84 T20Is, scoring 1003, 3194 and 1690 runs respectively.