A Pakistani batsman Umar Akmal—who was suspended by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)—confessed that he had been approached by a bookie before the start of the fifth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). He also confessed that the bookie offered him money to fix the matches of PSL 2020.
As per the details, Akmal admitted that he had been in contact with a bookie identified as Faisal and all the arrangements regarding the match-fixing. The cricketer admitted all this during the investigation with the Anti-Corruption Unit.
He also confessed that he was offered millions of rupees to fix the matches of the PSL 5 by a bookie he met in a private gathering.
When the player was asked that why did he not inform the cricket board about the offer, Cricketer Umar Akmal said he was “perplexed and panicked”.
Failing to report such an approach for match-fixing is considered an offence as per the International Cricket Council (ICC) ACU.
It is pertinent to mention here that the cricket board had initially investigated Umar Akmal -and later suspended him as per the Anti-Corruption Code of the Pakistani Cricket Board (PCB).
A day earlier, Umar Akmal has been dropped from the big event of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020 after suspension by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday.