Mid-day – Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal has been served a show cause notice by the country’s cricket board for failing to report a corrupt approach before the 2015 World Cup match against arch-rivals India.

Summary

  • Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal has been served a show cause notice by the country’s cricket board for failing to report a corrupt approach before the 2015 World Cup match against arch-rivals India.
  • Akmal, who has been the subject of numerous controversies and disciplinary issues since making his Pakistan debut in 2009 talked in detail about the approaches.
  • Akmal, who has been out of the Pakistan team since last year, after being sent back home from England before the Champions Trophy after failing a fitness test also claimed a bookmaker had called him up and offered him around USD 150,000 to 200,000 for leaving two balls at a particular time in the 2015 World Cup game against India at Adelaide.
  • Akmal said many times before a match against India in his career, he got calls to work with bookmakers for big sums of money but every time he said he didn’t believe in such things and reported the matter.
  • A reliable source in the PCB said that Umar had been called to appear before the ACU to clarify his position since Pakistan players were not supposed to speak publicly on sensitive issues without first getting clearance from the board.


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