Umar Akmal suspended under Anti-Corruption Code

Umar Akmal Pakistan Cricket Board suspends batter under anti-corruption code | Cricket News

After receiving the news of his suspension by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) amid pending anti-corruption investigations, he has now made the headlines for post from his Twitter handle.

Middle-order batsman Umar Akmal was suspended by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday under the Anti-Corruption Code, a statement from the board said.

Article 4.7 deals with "Provisional suspension".

Akmal was suspended from the Quetta Gladiators just hours before they began their defense of the Pakistan Super League title. Article 4.7.1 says that before charging a Participant with an offence under the Anti-Corruption Code, the PCB "shall have the discretion... to Provisionally Suspend the Participant pending the Anti-Corruption Tribunal's determination of whether he/she has committed an offence".

Last week, the PCB reprimanded Akmal but did not sanction the batsman for his alleged misbehavior with a staff member after a failed fitness test at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore.

Umar Akmal will not be able to represent Quetta Gladiators in the Pakistan Super League
Umar Akmal will not be able to represent Quetta Gladiators in the Pakistan Super League

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ehsan Mani on Wednesday indicated that the country might give up its hosting rights for the Asia Cup T20 tournament this year.

Akmal, who has played 16 tests and 121 one-day internationals, last played for Pakistan in a Twenty20 global against Sri Lanka in October a year ago.

Akmal did himself no favours either by repeatedly getting into trouble.

The PCB said that Quetta could apply for Akmal's replacement for the fifth edition of the tournament which will be played in its entirety in Pakistan for the first time in four years.

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