Karachi: Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal was on Thursday suspended by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) with instant impact below its anti-corruption code.
In a media launch, the PCB acknowledged: “The Pakistan Cricket Board today suspended Umar Akmal with immediate effect under Article 4.7.1* of the PCB Anti-Corruption Code, which means he cannot take part in any cricket-related activity pending the investigation being carried out by PCB’s Anti-Corruption Unit.”
The board additional stated that it’s going to not make any additional feedback as it’s an ongoing investigation.
The PCB additionally allowed PSL franchise Quetta Gladiators to use for Akmal’s substitute within the match beginning Thursday.
In August final 12 months, Akmal had reported a match-fixing supply which was made to him throughout the International T20 Canada league. The 29-year-old had accused former Take a look at participant Mansoor Akhtar, who was a part of the Winnipeg Hawks administration, of approaching him.
He had additionally stated that he had instantly reported the incident to the Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) Anti-Corruption Unit.
The fitting-handed batsman, who has featured in 16 Checks, 121 ODIs and 84 T20Is, final represented Pakistan within the residence T20I collection in opposition to Sri Lanka.