Breaking: Umar Akmal Banned From PSL 2020

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has suspended hard-hitting middle-order batsman, Umar Akmal, just before the start of Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020.

As per local media reports, Umar was suspended for violating the players’ code of conduct during a fitness test at the National Cricket Academy (NCA), Lahore, earlier this month. However, inside sources say that the 29-year-old has been suspended under PCB’s anti-corruption code.


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He will remain banned from taking part in any cricket-related activities until the ongoing investigation by the anti-corruption unit is finalized.

His absence will hurt the defending champions Quetta Gladiators who face Islamabad United in the opening game of the PSL 5 tonight at Karachi’s National Stadium.


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The latest developments have forced them to reconsider their batting order as Umar was key to their middle-order strength. The board has, however, allowed the franchise to pick an alternative player to replace junior Akmal in the squad. The replacement has not been announced yet.


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  • assalaam-o-Alaikum.
    I think that’s a good step against Umar Akmal for displaying indecent actions one way or the other. PCB should take diciplinary action all those cricketers who misbehave.

  • Now years & years have passed & cricket lovers still waiting to see his much publicised talent & potential. It is a blessing not in disguise for Quetta Gladiators

  • Everything wrong with this article, umar akmal not a hard hitting batsmen, his absence wont hurt his team but instead benefit them, his presence forced his team to include him and count him nothing, he was not the strength of middle order but a weakness,
    Thanks God this crook has finally been dealt with, may Allah take care of his brother and we hope our national team will be free from this international shame

  • Umar Akmal always consider to be a non serious player. Bad behavior in and off the field. Not only in domestic but also when he was in national team. I think this a good initiative by PCB.

  • PCB should dug it out whether it was a planned episode or akmal really involved in fixing.As fixer and non info of players can’t be equal. More over is it was a booki or it’s a prank call by security authority to check players.PCB should have inquire secretly and take action at their own not in front of Media.

  • مراسی پر پابندی سے بہت خوشی ہوئی۔
    اب باہر بیٹھ کر مزید شودی شاٹیں مارتا رہے۔

  • Great decision by PCB to banned Umar Akmal. He is not fit for Pakistan Cricket team. He is a very immoral, humiliated and respect-less player I have seen ever.


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