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Pakistan's Umar Akmal banned for three years: PCB

KARACHI: Temperamental Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal used to be on Monday banned for three years via the PCB for failing to file corrupt approaches forward of the rustic's premier T20 league this 12 months.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had suspended the 29-year-old in February pending an anti-corruption investigation via its disciplinary panel.

The PCB charged him for two breaches of Article 2.4.4 of its Anti-Corruption Code in two unrelated incidents in February this 12 months forward of the Pakistan Super League -- a T20 tournament additionally featuring world cricketers.

Akmal had determined against appealing against the fees final month.

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"Umar Akmal handed three-year ban from all cricket by Chairman of the Disciplinary Panel Mr Justice (retired) Fazal-e-Miran Chauhan," read a tweet from the official handle of the PCB's media department.

Akmal used to be suspended hours sooner than his PSL crew Quetta Gladiators used to be to take on Islamabad within the opening event of the 2020 version.

Reacting to the ban imposed on him, former Pakistan captain Ramiz Raja mentioned time has come to criminalise match-fixing.

"So Umar Akmal officially makes it to the list of idiots! Banned for 3 years. What a waste of a talent! It's high time that Pakistan moved towards passing a legislative law against match fixing. Behind bars is where such jack asses belong! Otherwise brave for more!!" Raja tweeted.

Akmal is the more youthful brother of former Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal, who played 53 Tests, 58 T20s, and 157 ODIs for Pakistan, and cousin of current captain Babar Azam.

Akmal, who final played for Pakistan in October, has featured in 16 Tests, 121 ODIs and 84 T20s, scoring 1003, 3194 and 1690 runs respectively.

Akmal promised a lot after making 100 in New Zealand on his Test debut, but failed to live up to the top expectancies that got here with some high-quality performances early in his career.

Constant run-ins with the authorities additionally marred his stop-start career.

Akmal had earlier escaped a PCB ban in February for allegedly making crude remarks to a instructor during a health take a look at on the National Cricket Academy in Lahore.

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