Umar Akmal’s huge response to approach fixing big work

By Arhama Altaf - Web Editor

07th August, 2019

Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal has accused a former Test player Mansoor Akhtar of corrupt approach.

Mansoor Akhtar has been accused during the ongoing Global T20 Canada.

He has reported the matter to PCB’s anti-corruption unit.

According PCB sources, Umar had reported the matter to the organizers as well as the PCB’s Anti-Corruption Unit.

He is playing for the Winnipeg Hawks franchise.

Umar reported that a former Test batsman, Akhtar, had approached him.

He was the part of the Winnipeg Hawks management and asked him to play a role in match fixing.

Mansoor Akhtar, who is currently based out of the US has played around 19 Tests and 41 ODIs between 1980 and 1990.

He has reportedly gone incommunicado since complaint came to light.

Umar was sidelined by the national selectors during the recent World Cup after being given a comeback chance in the preparatory one-day series against Australia in the UAE in March-April.

But, the flamboyant middle-order batsman has a tendency to get involved in controversies and last year came under the spotlight when he made claims in a television interview.

He claimed, approached to fix matches by some bookmakers during the 2015 World Cup and during Hong Kong Super Sixes.

Several high-profile Pakistani cricketers, including former captains Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik and Shahid Afridi, are featuring in the Canadian league.

Failure to report a fixing approach can lead to a maximum ban of five years.


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