The national cricketer Umar Akmal has accepted his mistake of not reporting the match-fixing approach made by some unknown personals to Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)’s anti-corruption unit on time.
In a confession video released by PCB, Akmal confessed his mistake and apologized to the cricket board and fans.
“Almost 17 months ago in 2020, I was approached by some unknown people which I failed to report to PCB’s anti-corruption unit on time. That mistake put my career on hold and hurt my cricket,” he shared.
“It was tough for me to not play cricket and stay at home despite this game being my only passion. But, I am disappointed that my mistake hurt the image of Pakistan’s cricket. I would like to apologize to my family, PCB, and cricket fans,” the cricketer added.
Akmal also advised other cricketers to remain away from any suspicious activity. “Stay away from any suspicious activity as we are the ambassadors of the game. And, immediately report any suspicious activity/approach to the PCB,” he concluded.
It is pertinent to mention here that Akmal has started PCB’s rehabilitation process with this confession video. Now, the cricketer will give lectures to other cricketers and officials on match-fixing. He is likely to make comeback in the upcoming domestic season after completing a three-month-long rehabilitation process.