Continuing the drive against corruption in cricket and ridding the further mismanagement in the team, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday banned the stylish batsman Umar Akmal from all forms of the cricket for three years without specifying the reasons.
The PCB had in February charged the 29-year-old Akmal for two breaches of Article 2.4.4 of the Board’s Anti-Corruption Code in two unrelated incidents.
The official Twitter handle of PCB also confirmed Akmal’s 3-year ban. The tweet read “Umar Akmal handed a three-year ban from all cricket by Chairman of the Disciplinary Panel Mr Justice (retired) Fazal-e-Miran Chauhan,”
The 29-year-old batsman was suspended hours before his PSL team Quetta Gladiators was to take on Islamabad in the opening match of 2020
Akmal has featured in 16 Tests, 121 ODIs and 84 T20s, scoring 1003, 3194 and 1690 runs respectively.