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ICC launches investigation as Umar Akmal claimed being approached by bookies on multiple occasion

Geo.tv – KARACHI:  Pakistan’s out-of-favour batsman Umar Akmal may find himself in hot water as he claimed that he was approached by bookmakers on several occasions for alleged corrupt activities.

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  • KARACHI:  Pakistan’s out-of-favour batsman Umar Akmal may find himself in hot water as he claimed that he was approached by bookmakers on several occasions for alleged corrupt activities.
  • According to ICC anti-corruption code 2.4.4 and 2.4.5, players are bound to report all the corrupt approaches made to them during any event and failure of doing so carry a minimum punishment of five years.
  • Meanwhile, the international cricket council has launched an investigation into the matter and has expressed desire to speak to Umar Akmal.
  • “The ICC is aware of a recent interview given by Umar Akmal.
  • Whilst we not that there is no suggestion that any fix actually took place, the ICC is reliant on players to report any corrupt approaches in timely manner,” said an ICC spokesman.


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