The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has banned troubled middle-order batsman Umar Akmal for failing to report corrupt approaches on two separate occasions. The latest blow in a tumultuous career for Umar has now been used by the PCB to warn budding cricketers about the perils of not cooperating with authorities on issues relating to corruption in the sport.
The PCB has sternly all contracted players and youngsters of what course of action the code of conduct necessitates when fixing offers are made to them. Players are routinely briefed about reporting corrupt offers and the PCB thus emphasized on it to avoid disciplinary infringements in the future.
"PCB doesn’t take any pleasure in seeing a promising cricketer being declared ineligible for 3 years, but this is again a reminder to all who think they can get away by breaching the anti-corruption code,” PCB’s Director of Anti-Corruption and Security Lt Col Asif Mahmood said.