Just a few months ago, the same incident happened in Bangladesh cricket. The cricket world was socked when the top-rated all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan was banned for two years. Why? Because he failed to inform the authorities about his contact with the gamblers. Shakib helped BCB and ICC. And so, the punishment has been reduced to one year. Now, the Pakistani cricketer Umar Akmal has got a bigger punishment than Shakib Al Hasan. Reportedly, Umar Akmal has been banned for three years!
Umar Akmal has got offers from the gamblers but did not inform the proper authorities. So, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has given him a big punishment.
Before the recently finished Pakistan Super League (PSL), the organizer of the tournament brought two charges against the right-handed batsman. Later, they formed a committee to investigate the charges. And the committee has given the verdict. It has been thought that the occasional wicketkeeper of the Green Army did not want to go for any appeal. So, PCB has reduced the punishment to three years.
Umar Akmal has been banned from all cricket for three years after being found him guilty of breaking Pakistan’s anti-corruption codes.
— Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) April 27, 2020
Umar Akmal is out of all cricket competitions from the last 20th of February. Wearing the national shirt of the Green Army, the 29 years old destructive batsman jas played 221 international matches already. The batsman has played his last international match against the Lions which was a T20I series. But after failing two matches consecutively, he has been ruled out from the series against Bangladesh.
However, still, he came to the headline of the newspapers several times. And all because of his faults. Sometimes, the brother of Akmal came for the posting in social media with the wrong English and sometimes for making an argument with the trainer and left the training ground. However, earlier Pakistan Cricket Board or PCB did not make any charge against him though he made some mistakes a number of times. He was called into the Pakistan Super League but finally, Umar Akmal has got the punishment.
Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal has been banned from all cricket for three years for failing to report corrupt approaches.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) April 27, 2020
Umar Akmal who is the younger brother of Kamran Akmal and both brothers has played for the Green Army together. The junior brother of Akmal family has played 16 Test matches with the Shaheens and scored more than one thousand runs so far. he also played 121 ODI matches and found two centuries. Umar Akmal played his last ODI on 31st March 2019 against Australia.