LAHORE: PCB – Pakistan Cricket Board under the Anti-Corruption Code has suspended Umar Akmal, who was part of Quetta Gladiators squad named for PSL 2020.
As per the PCB announcement, Umar will not be able to take part in any form of cricket activity, including PSL 2020 till the investigation by PCB’s Anti-Corruption Unit is completed.
The PCB has permitted Quetta Gladiators, to name a player to replace Umar.
During early February, Umar Akmal was part of another controversy, when he exposed himself entirely during the skin-fold test, and asked his trainer, “Where is the fat?”
The PCB Article 4.7.1 of the PCB Anti-Corruption Code states:
(a) the PCB decides to charge a Participant with an offence under this Anti-Corruption Code; or (b) the PCB considers that there are other exceptional circumstances relevant to a Participant (for example, where any relevant police authority has arrested and/or charged a Participant with an offence under any relevant criminal law in respect of facts or circumstances that may also constitute an offence under this Anti-Corruption Code), it, shall have the discretion, in circumstances where it considers that the integrity of the sport could otherwise be seriously undermined, to Provisionally Suspend the Participant pending the Anti-Corruption Tribunal’s determination of whether he/she has committed an offence. Any decision to Provisionally Suspend the Participant will be communicated to the Participant in writing, with a copy sent at the same time to the ICC and, where applicable, the National Cricket Federation to which the Participant is affiliated.