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Umar Akmal facing potential lifetime ban

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Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal has been charged by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) with two breaches of Article 2.4.4 of the PCB Anti-Corruption Code in two unrelated incidents.

The PCB informed the matter on Friday (March 20) through an official statement.

According to the 2.4.4 of the PCB Anti-Corruption Code, “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.”

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It was Tuesday (March 17) when Akmal was issued the Notice of Charge, and he he 14 days till March 31 ro respond in writing to the charge.

The Article 6.2 says the range of permissible period of ineligibility for those charged and found guilty for a violation of Article 2.4.4 is a minimum of six months, while the guilty could also face a lifetime ban in maximum.

Earlier Akmal was provisionally suspended in February 2020 and could not take part in the Pakistan Super League competition, which eventually came to an abrupt halt amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

 

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