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Pakistan suspend Umar Akmal under anti-corruption code

  • Published at 03:51 pm February 20th, 2020
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The PCB said, "Akmal cannot take part in any cricket-related activity pending the investigation being carried out by PCB's Anti-Corruption Unit."

The Pakistan Cricket Board said on Thursday it had suspended batsman Umar Akmal with immediate effect under its anti-corruption code.

The PCB said Akmal "... cannot take part in any cricket-related activity pending the investigation being carried out by PCB's Anti-Corruption Unit."

The announcement came hours before Akmal's Quetta Gladiators begin their Pakistan Super League title defence against Islamabad United in Karachi.

"[email protected] is already investigating the matter of Umar Akmal and the franchise will not make any comment until inquiry is concluded," tweeted the Gladiators, who have been allowed to apply for a replacement.

Akmal, who has played 16 tests and 121 one-day internationals, last played for Pakistan in a Twenty20 International against Sri Lanka in October last year.