Cricket is stigmatized again, Pakistan is stigmatized again. Cricket is a gentleman's game, Pakistani batsman Umar Akmal has to be selected for three years from all forms of cricket for breaking the rules in that game. The decision was announced by the Pakistan Cricket Board on Monday.
Umar Akmal has been banned from all forms of cricket for the next three years for violating Article 2.4.4 of the Pakistan Anti-Corruption Act, the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board's disciplinary committee said. Allegations against Umar Akmal During the Pakistan Super League, he received offers of match-fixing from cricket bookies but did not inform the Pakistan Cricket Board but kept it a secret. That is why he was given this punishment by the Pakistan Cricket Board. Meanwhile, Umar Akmal has admitted all the allegations against him and is facing punishment.
The disciplinary committee of the board headed by retired Justice Fazal-e-Miran Chauhan held a meeting on the issue today. It was at that meeting that Umar Akmal was banned from all forms of cricket for three years as punishment. Umar Akmal has played 16 Tests, 121 ODIs and 84 Twenty20 Internationals for Pakistan. But going into exile in the middle of his career is the ultimate loss of his career.