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Umar Akmal faces ban as PCB charges him under anti-corruption code

Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

21st Mar, 2020. 12:42 am
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PCB charged Umar Akmal under anti-corruption code

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has charged Omar Akmal under the anti-corruption code for two violations of Article 2.4.4 of PCB’s Anti-Corruption Code.

Article 2.4.4 of the PCB Anti-Corruption Code stated “Failing to disclose to the PCB Vigilance and Security Department (without unnecessary delay) full details of any approaches or invitations received by the participant to engage in corrupt conduct under this Anti-Corruption Code.”

A notice issued to Omar Akmal on Tuesday, March 17.

Umar Akmal has time till March 31, 2020 to submit a written response to the notice.

Under Article 6.2, the penalty for violation of Article 2.4.4 is punishable by up to 6 months.

On February the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)  suspended Umar Akmal with immediate effect under Article 4.7.1 of the PCB Anti-Corruption Code.

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According to Article, PCB  suspends Umar Akmal with immediate effect under Article 4.7.1 of the PCB Anti-Corruption Code,

He [Umar Akmal] cannot take part in any cricket-related activity pending the investigation being carried out by PCB’s Anti-Corruption Unit.

Article 4.7.1 read as:

Where either (a) the PCB decides to charge a Participant with an offence under this Anti-Corruption Code; or (b) the PCB considers that there are other exceptional circumstances relevant to a Participant (for example, where any relevant police authority has arrested and/or charged a Participant with an offence under any relevant criminal law in respect of facts or circumstances that may also constitute an offence under this Anti-Corruption Code), it, shall have the discretion, in circumstances where it considers that the integrity of the sport could otherwise be seriously undermined, to Provisionally Suspend the Participant pending the Anti-Corruption Tribunal‟s determination of whether he/she has committed an offence. Any decision to Provisionally Suspend the Participant will be communicated to the Participant in writing, with a copy sent at the same time to the ICC and, where applicable, the National Cricket Federation to which the Participant is affiliated.

It is to remember that Umar was dealing with heavy numbers in the Quaid-E-Azam Trophy which forced the selectors to call him for a selection test ahead of Pakistan’s squad declaration for one-off Test against Bangladesh.

Unfortunately, the 29-year-old failed to clear the test and frustration got better of him at the National Cricket Academy (NCA).

He expressed an extreme reaction upon his failure and took off his shirt in anger while asking the trainer to show fat in his body.

Meanwhile, Quetta Gladiators have picked Anwar Ali as Akmal’s replacement.

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