LAHORE: Batsman Umar Akmal’s three-year suspension, which was slapped on him by the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) Disciplinary Board for not detailing approaches by degenerate components, has been diminished to 18 months. The PCB had forced a three-year-ban on Akmal after he had damaged the Article 2.4.4 of the PCB’s code of conduct on two occasions. Speaking to the media after his appearance before the disciplinary board, Akmal said he was grateful that his suspension was decreased which he would appeal once more to urge the remaining suspension encourage reduced. “I am not upbeat with the year-and-a-half suspension. Will offer after counseling my lawyers,” the 30-year-old said. Akmal in an meet had said that he was advertised $200,000 by fixers to take off two conveyances in one of the matches. He moreover claimed that he was advertised cash to skip matches against India. “I was once advertised $200,000 for clearing out two conveyances”.
“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.