The Pakistan cricket board (PCB) has charged Umar Akmal with two breaches of Anti-Corruption Code in two totally different and unrelated incidents – associated to failure to report approaches made ‘to have interaction in corrupt conduct’. If discovered responsible, Akmal may face a lifetime ban.
Article 2.4.Four of the PCB Anti-Corruption Code pertains to “Failing to confide in the PCB Vigilance and Safety Division (with out pointless delay) full particulars of any approaches or invites obtained by the Participant to have interaction in Corrupt Conduct beneath this Anti-Corruption Code”.
Akmal was issued the discover of cost on Tuesday, 17 March, and has a fortnight to reply in writing to the cost.
In keeping with 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 final month suspended him with instant impact beneath Article 4.7.1 of the PCB Anti-Corruption Code, which meant he was barred from collaborating in any cricket-related exercise pending the investigation being carried out by PCB’s Anti-Corruption Unit.
“The Pakistan Cricket Board at present suspended Umar Akmal with instant impact…he can not participate in any cricket-related exercise pending the investigation being carried out by PCB’s Anti-Corruption Unit,” the Board had mentioned in an announcement.