Umar Akmal charged under anti-corruption code, faces ban that could last lifetime
By: Sports Desk |

Published: March 20, 2020 6:28:12 pm


Umar Akmal has been charged for failing to report corrupt approaches. (File Photo/AP)

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has charged Umar Akmal with two breaches of Article 2.4.Four of the PCB Anti-Corruption Code in two unrelated incidents – associated to failure to report approaches made ‘to engage in corrupt conduct’. If discovered responsible, his ban could last between six months to a lifetime.

Article 2.4.Four of the PCB Anti-Corruption Code pertains to “Failing 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”.

Akmal was issued the discover of cost on Tuesday, 17 March, and has 14 days (until 31 March 2020) to reply in writing to the cost.

According to Article 6.2, the vary of permissible interval of ineligibility for these charged and located responsible for a violation of Article 2.4.Four is a minimal of six months and a most of a lifetime.

Umar Akmal was provisionally suspended on 20 February 2020. PCB last month suspended him with instant impact under Article 4.7.1 of the PCB Anti-Corruption Code, which meant he was barred from participating in any cricket-related exercise pending the investigation being carried out by PCB’s Anti-Corruption Unit.

“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 had mentioned in a press release.

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