Pakistan’s middle-order batsman Umar Akmal, who was charged with breaching the Article 2.4.4 of PCB anti-corruption code before PSL, has decided not to challenge the show cause notice issued to him by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). Umar was not allowed to play PSL as he did not report the approach made to him for spot fixing purposes.
According to the article 2.4.4, the duration of ban can range from 6 months to lifetime. However, no decision has been made on the duration of his ban. On the other hand, a source close to Umar disclosed that the batsman does not intend to challenge PCB’s show cause notice.
Umar has been out of cricket circle since the T20I series against Sri Lanka at Lahore. He was set to play PSL 5 for Quetta Gladiators before he was banned from playing the tournament.