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Twitterati Are Trolling Umar Akmal For Getting Banned For 3 Years

Controversial Pakistan cricketer Umar Akmal, who made a blockbuster entry with a century in his first Test match in 2009, has been banned from playing all the formats of cricket for a period of 3 years on corruption charges by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Disciplinary Panel.

Umar Akmal’s ban is effective from February 20, when he was provisionally suspended by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) under its anti-corruption code, as per which a player must report being approached to fix games. A tweet from PCB read:

“Umar Akmal handed three-year ban from all cricket by Chairman of the Disciplinary Panel Mr Justice (retired) Fazal-e-Miran Chauhan”

PCB Director – Anti-Corruption and Security, Lt Col Asif Mahmood said:

The PCB doesn’t take any pleasure in seeing a promising international cricketer being declared ineligible for three years on corruption charges, but this is once again a timely reminder to all who think they can get away by breaching the anti-corruption code The anti-corruption unit regularly holds education seminars and refresher courses at all levels to remind all professional cricketers of their obligations and responsibilities. And even then if some cricketers decide to take the Code in their hands, then this is how things will pan out,”

He added:

“I request all professional cricketers to stay away from the menace of corruption and immediately inform relevant authorities as soon as they are approached. This is in their as well as their teams’ and country’s best interest.”

Umar Akmal’s career has been marred by disciplinary problems because of which he had to face a number of bans and fines. Umar last represented Pakistan in two Twenty20 internationals against Sri Lanka in Lahore last year, where he failed miserably to first ball ducks on both occasions. So far, he has played 16 Tests, 121 one-day games and 84 Twenty20s for Pakistan.

As soon as the news of Umar Akmal’s ban came out, social media was flooded with reactions from the fans on it.

 

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