PCB serves Umar Akmal notice over spot-fixing claims

The PCB desires Umar Akmal to clarify the feedback he made to a TV channel on Sunday about being supplied cash through the 2015 World Cup to “depart two balls alone”. Hours after Akmal instructed Samaa TV in regards to the alleged strategy made to him through the World Cup, in addition to different supposed affords to overlook video games in opposition to India, the PCB served him notice, asking him to satisfy the board’s anti-corruption unit on June 27 in Lahore to clarify his feedback.

“I had bought a proposal through the World Cup to go away two balls alone and so they had been prepared to pay me $200,000 for that,” Akmal stated within the TV interview. “It was our first match in opposition to India within the 2015 World Cup… actually, each match I play in opposition to India, they provide me cash to make some excuse and choose out of the sport. However I’ve instructed these those who I’m very honest about taking part in for Pakistan and to not speak to me on this subject ever once more.”

It’s unclear whether or not Akmal had beforehand reported these alleged approaches to the anti-corruption authorities, and therein might lie an issue for Akmal. Whereas there is no such thing as a proof to recommend he has been concerned in any corrupt exercise, failure to report an strategy can also be a punishable offence underneath PCB and ICC guidelines. Akmal, ESPNcricinfo understands, had formally reported corrupt approaches in 2014 through the England collection within the UAE.

Akmal has been embroiled in quite a few controversies of late. In Might final yr, within the lead-up to the Champions Trophy, Akmal needed to return home after failing two health exams in two days. In September, he picked up a three-match ban and a fantastic of Pakistani rupees 1 million for his public outburst in opposition to coach Mickey Arthur. Then, in March this yr, his future with Pakistan Tremendous League franchise Lahore Qalandars got here into query after he was left out of the squad following a poor run of type; it was understood that he was not even travelling to the stadium along with his team-mates at that time.