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Umar Akmal suspended by PCB under Anti-corruption Code

Pakistan Cricket Board suspends Umar Akmal for violating anti-corruption code.

The Pakistan Cricket Board has immediately suspended Umar Akmal under Section 4.7.1 of the Anti-Corruption Code, after which Umar Akmal will not participate in any cricket-related activity till the investigation by the Anti-Corruption Unit is completed.

The PCB statement said that investigations are currently underway regarding Umar Akmal, so the board will not release any further statements on the matter.

According to the Pakistan Cricket Board’s announcement, Umar Akmal cannot participate in the PSL from Quetta Gladiators. Quetta Gladiators will be allowed to select Umar Akmal’s replacement for PSL 2020.

According to sources, Umar Akmal was allegedly offered spot-fixing for which he did not timely inform the PCB Anti-Corruption Unit. Following Umar Akmal’s suspension, all-rounder Anwar Ali was added to the Quetta Gladiators squad.

PSL’s technical committee has approved the name of Anwar Ali as a replacement. As an alternative cricketer in PSL Five, Anwar Ali has been selected in the Silver category.

Anwar Ali has previously represented Quetta Gladiators in all PSL editions. Anwar Ali has scored 191 runs in 32 PSL matches and has taken 23 wickets.