The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has charged Test cricketer Umar Akmal for breaching Article 2.4.4 of the PCB Anti-Corruption Code.
According to the details, Akmal was provisionally suspended on 20 February 2020, just a day before the fifth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), after being involved in suspicious activities.
Now, the PCB has confirmed that the cricketer has been charged for not reporting approaches for corrupting the game. Article 2.4.4 of the PCB Anti-Corruption Code reads as: “Failing to disclose to the PCB Vigilance and Security Department (without unnecessary delay) full details of any approaches or invitations received by the Participant to engage in Corrupt Conduct under this Anti-Corruption Code.”
The 29-years-old cricketer has been asked to respond in writing to the charge within 14 days’ time up to 31 March 2020. He, if found guilty, can face a ban for a minimum of six months and a maximum of a lifetime under Article 6.2.