Pakistan Cricketer Umar Akmal Faces Ban Over Corruption Charges
Umar Akmal has a history of disciplinary problems, having been arrested and detained for a day after a brawl with a traffic warden in 2014.
Pakistan's perennial problem-maker Umar Akmal could face a lifetime ban
He was provisionally suspended by the anti-corruption unit of the PCB
He has 14 days (till March 31) to respond to the charges in writing
Pakistan's perennial problem-maker Umar Akmal could face a lifetime ban if convicted of match-fixing charges unveiled Friday by Pakistan cricket authorities. The 29-year-old old was provisionally suspended by the anti-corruption unit of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on February 20, the day when Pakistan Super League commenced in Karachi. PCB said Umar violated its code on two counts.
"The PCB has charged Umar Akmal with two breaches of the anti-corruption code which relates to not reporting a fixing offer," said a PCB release.