Umar Akmal report Match Fixing offer during Canada T20 Global League
Umar Akmal, Pakistan’s mid-order batsmen reported on a match-fixing offer made to him during Canada’s current T20 Global League. According to the details, Umar Akmal allegedly claimed that a former Pakistani cricketer approached him with a match-fixing offer, which immediately informed the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Anti-Corruption Unit. Akmal represents Winnipeg Hawks during the event in Canada T20 Global League.
When the PCB approached on this issue, the board said they had nothing to do with the league. PCB spokesman says:
“Canada is managing the administration of the T20 Global League. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has nothing to do with that.”
Previously, five Pakistani players received non-objection certificates (NOCs) from the PCB to participate in the league. These players include the multifaceted Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Hafeez, pacemaker Wahab Riaz, spinner Shadab Khan and medium-order batsman Umar Akmal.
Former Pakistani captain Shahid Afridi also participates in the tournament. Afridi, however, did not require a NOC from the PCB because it withdrew from international cricket. The Global T20 league started on July 25, while the finale is on August 11.