Umar Akmal summoned by ACU over fixing approach claims

Pakistan’s mercurial wicketkeeper-batsman Umar Akmal has been summoned by the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) of PCB on Wednesday (June 27), following his startling claims about being approached to fix matches involving India and Pakistan.

PCB has sought explanations for the comments he made on national television, stating that he was offered money in every fixture he was a part of against India, one even including the game between the two sides in the 2015 World Cup.

“I had got an offer during the World Cup to leave two balls alone and they were willing to pay me $200,000 for that. It was our first match against India in the 2015 World Cup… in fact, every match I play against India, they offer me money to make some excuse and opt out of the game. But I have told those people that I am very sincere about playing for Pakistan and to not talk to me on this topic ever again.”

Though Umar has come clean in the said revelation about not indulging in corrupt practices, he could still land in trouble if he hadn’t reported the events to the ACU during the time of the said approach.

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