Kamran Akmal, the wicket keeper-batsman of the national cricket team, while reacting to the sentence of Umar Akmal, said that his brother has been given a very harsh sentence.
Talking to a private TV channel, Kamran Akmal said that he was shocked at the decision and would go to every platform for justice and would definitely exercise his right of appeal.
The wicket-keeper batsman further said that there have been instances of lesser punishments for such violations in the past but it is surprising for him that Omar Kamal has been punished so severely.
It should be noted that middle order batsman of Pakistan cricket team Omar Kamal has been banned for 3 years in the spot-fixing case.
The decision of the ban was announced by Chairman Disciplinary Panel Justice (retd) Fazal Miran Chauhan.
Earlier, Akmal had said during an interview that he was offered $200,000 by fixers to leave two deliveries in one of the matches. He also claimed that he was offered money to skip matches against India.
“I was once offered $200,000 for leaving two deliveries. I was also offered to skip matches against India,” he said in the interview.
The batsman also said that he was approached during ICC World Cup, including the 2015 edition played in Australia and New Zealand.
However, Akmal had failed to mention if he had reported this to the anti-corruption unit or not.
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.