Cricket Predictions: Umar Akmal's future in cricket
Pakistan International Cricketer Umar Akmal, who was barred from playing the last edition of the Pakistan Super League, has landed in further trouble. The fact that Akmal has been found to be a repeat offender, he is likely to get a minimum of a two-year ban.
He has been charged under Article 2.4.4 of the PCB Anti-Corruption Code in which he has been found guilty of “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”.
Akmal has been suspended with immediate effect by the PCB under the governing body's anti-corruption code.
This is not the first time that Akmal has found himself in hot water. Some of the previous cases include:
Feb 2020 - Reprimanded for inappropriate behaviour at fitness Test
Apr 2019 - Fined for breaking team curfew in Dubai during series versus Australia
Jun 2018 - Served notice to explain his comments on a television show about spot-fixing requests
Sep 2017 - Banned for his outburst on former coach Mickey Arthur, his NOCs to play foreign leagues revoked
May 2017 - Recalled from England ahead of the Champions Trophy for failing fitness Test
May 2016 - Left out of the England tour along with Ahmed Shehzad on disciplinary grounds
Jan 2016 - Banned for a T20I against New Zealand for misconduct
Nov 2015 - Left out of England T20Is for "bringing PCB into disrepute" after reportedly attending a party without permission
Feb 2014 - Charged by Lahore police for allegedly misbehaving with warden after committing a traffic violation
Oct 2012 - Fined for ignoring umpires while going for a change of gloves in a T20 against Sri Lanka
Jun 2011 - Issued show-cause notice for giving unauthorized interviews to television media
The batsman has time till March 31 to respond to the charges. For anyone found guilty of a breach of 2.4.4 of the PCB's anti-corruption code, the range of permissible period of ineligibility is a minimum of six months and a maximum of a lifetime.
The fact that Akmal has been found to be a repeat offender, he is likely to get a minimum of a two-year ban.
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