ICC Anti-Corruption Officer made Sudden Trip to Pakistan
International Cricket Council (ICC) anti-corruption officer Steve Richardson made a sudden trip to Pakistan. The official held a meeting with former test cricketer Mansoor Akhtar at Karachi National Stadium on Friday. The officer of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) anti-corruption unit officer, Colonel (Retired) Usman, was also present during the meeting that lasted more than an hour.
According to the sources, the ICC representative received information from the former cricketer about the repair offer reported by Pakistani batsman Umar Akmal during the Global Twenty20 League in Canada. Steve Richardson expected to stay in Karachi for a few more days and is likely to meet other former players as well.
Previously, Akmal had reported on a match arrangement offer made to him during GT20 Canada.
According to the details, Akmal allegedly claimed that a former Pakistani cricketer approached him with a match-fixing offer, which he immediately informed the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Anti-Corruption Unit. Akmal was representing Winnipeg Hawks during the event.
When the PCB approached on this issue, the board said they had nothing to do with the league.
“Canada is managing the administration of the T20 Global League. The Pakistan Cricket Board has nothing to do with it,” said a PCB spokesman.