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Umar Akmal(Twitter)

Umar Akmal pays 4.5 million rupees fine, to take part in ACU's rehab program

PTI | , Karachi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 26, 2021 10:46 AM IST
Akmal has not played for Pakistan since November 2019 when he last appeared in a T20 series at Lahore against Sri Lanka.
Umar Akmal. (Getty Images)
Umar Akmal. (Getty Images)

'Didn't report spot-fixing approach as I thought it won't remain confidential'

PTI | , Karachi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 03:07 PM IST
  • Akmal was initially banned for three years from all cricket activities on February 20 last year for not reporting approaches made to him for spot-fixing in the Pakistan Super League.
File image of Umar Akmal(Twitter)
File image of Umar Akmal(Twitter)

Umar Akmal's ban reduced, CAS imposes fine of $27,000

AP |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 01:14 PM IST
That ban was halved after Akmal appealed to an independent adjudicator, before both Akmal and the PCB took the matter to the CAS.
Former Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur speaks to his team during a nets session at Headingley on May 31, 2018 in Leeds, England.(Getty Images)
Former Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur speaks to his team during a nets session at Headingley on May 31, 2018 in Leeds, England.(Getty Images)

‘A comfort zone player, he couldn’t field’: Former Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur says Kamran Akmal failed two fitness tests

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2020 11:10 AM IST
Kamran did not take kindly to the criticism and lashed out at Arthur for giving too much importance to fitness and not giving young talents their due during his stint with the national team. He even blamed Arthur for the mess Pakistan cricket is in currently.
File image of Umar Akmal.(AFP)
File image of Umar Akmal.(AFP)

CAS turns down PCB’s request to conduct Umar Akmal’s hearing in Dubai

Karachi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2020 06:05 PM IST
According to a source close to the development, the CAS has turned down a request from the Board, which wanted the hearing to be held in Dubai to minimise expenditure.
File image of Salman Butt.(Getty Images)
File image of Salman Butt.(Getty Images)

‘Salman asked Shahid Anwar the logic behind this,’ Butt refuses to play for second division squad: Report

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2020 04:14 PM IST
The player, tainted by the 2010 spot-fixing scandal, lost his cool when the newly appointed Central Punjab head coach, Shahid Anwar, told Butt he should lead the division two side in the national T20 championship as there was no place for him in the division one team.
File image of Umar Akmal.(AP)
File image of Umar Akmal.(AP)

Umar Akmal files appeal in CAS against 18-month ban

Karachi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2020 09:14 PM IST
Umar was banned for three years in April by a one-man disciplinary panel of the board after he failed to report two approaches to spot-fix matches in the Pakistan Super League in February.
Umar Akmal(Twitter)
Umar Akmal(Twitter)

PCB challenges reduction of Umar Akmal’s ban in CAS

Karachi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2020 12:22 PM IST
Salman Naseer, the PCB chief operating officer, confirmed on Tuesday that the appeal has been filed.
File image of Umar Akmal and Kamran Akmal batting together.(Reuters)
File image of Umar Akmal and Kamran Akmal batting together.(Reuters)

Kamran Akmal criticises PCB for deciding to challenge brother Umar’s ban reduction

By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2020 06:20 PM IST
Kamran said in the past players had been banned for short terms of three to six months and even had their fines reduced for the same offence but in Umar’s case the PCB is not even satisfied with the 18-month ban on him.
File photo of Pakistan's Umar Akmal.(AP)
File photo of Pakistan's Umar Akmal.(AP)

PCB launches CAS appeal against Akmal’s reduced ban for anti-corruption breach

Reuters | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON AUG 10, 2020 07:39 PM IST
An independent adjudicator last month reduced Akmal’s three-year ban to 18 months, saying Akmal’s confession that he failed to report match-fixing approaches on two occasions had left “no room for doubt as to the veracity of the charges”.
File image of Danish Kaneria.(Getty Images)
File image of Danish Kaneria.(Getty Images)

Behaviour of PCB with rest of the players is very good but when it comes to me, I am sidelined: Danish Kaneria

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2020 09:25 AM IST
He was given a life ban for a spot-fixing charge in 2012 and has been on a mission to get that lifted. Kaneria has spoken out against the Pakistan Cricket Board several times in the past for not allowing him to play cricket while giving reduced punishments to other cricketers for a similar charge.
File image of Umar Akmal.(AP)
File image of Umar Akmal.(AP)

You call it zero tolerance policy for corruption: Danish Kaneria mocks PCB after Akmal’s ban halved

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2020 06:53 PM IST
“You call it zero tolerance policy for corruption. Umar was proved guilty but still his ban has been halved. They showed compassion in his case. Amir, Asif, Salman too were allowed to come back, why leave me out?” he asked while talking to PTI.
Pakistan's Umar Akmal(AP)
Pakistan's Umar Akmal(AP)

Umar Akmal’s ban halved to 18 months, says will appeal for more reprieve

Karachi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2020 01:28 PM IST
Akmal was handed a three-year ban in April for failing to report approaches ahead of the Pakistan Super League. He had accepted his mistake but tried to justify his position.
File image of Umar Akmal.(Getty Images)
File image of Umar Akmal.(Getty Images)

Umar Akmal’s appeal against three-year ban to be heard on July 13

Lahore | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2020 07:46 PM IST
The PCB banned Akmal from all forms of cricket in April after its disciplinary panel found him guilty of not reporting corrupt approaches ahead of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) earlier this year.
Kamran Akmal last played for Pakistan in 2017.(Getty Images)
Kamran Akmal last played for Pakistan in 2017.(Getty Images)

‘Coaches didn’t like me so I was sidelined’: Kamran Akmal upset at PCB for ignoring him

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JUN 30, 2020 02:49 PM IST
Akmal who last played for Pakistan more than three years ago – in 2017 – is PSL’s leading run-scorer with 1537 runs from 55 innings and holds the record for the fastest half-century, most dismissals overall (44) and in a single season (12).
File image of Umar Akmal.(Getty Images)
File image of Umar Akmal.(Getty Images)

Umar Akmal’s appeal against ban to be heard on June 11: PCB

Karachi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2020 07:16 PM IST
In an observation made by PCB’s disciplinary panel, it was said that Akmal did not show remorse nor did he seek an apology for failing to report corrupt approaches.
Pakistan's Umar Akmal.(AP)
Pakistan's Umar Akmal.(AP)

Umar Akmal appeals against his three-year ban

Karachi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2020 06:09 PM IST
PCB had banned Akmal from all forms of cricket last month after its disciplinary panel found him guilty of not reporting corrupt approaches ahead of the Pakistan Super League earlier this year.
Pakistan's Umar Akmal celebrates against Sri Lanka during their Asia Cup final.(AP)
Pakistan's Umar Akmal celebrates against Sri Lanka during their Asia Cup final.(AP)

Umar Akmal refuses to divulge details of two meetings with suspected bookies: PCB sources

Karachi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2020 12:30 PM IST
Akmal was found guilty of two charges under the PCB Anti-Corruption Code and on April 27, he was banned from cricket activities till February 19, 2023.
File image of Umar Akmal.(AP)
File image of Umar Akmal.(AP)

Umar Akmal didn’t show remorse for failing to report fixing approaches: PCB disciplinary panel head

Lahore | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2020 04:38 PM IST
Akmal was found guilty of two charges under the PCB Anti-Corruption Code, rendering him ineligible for cricket activities till February 19, 2023.
File image of Umar Akmal. Um(Getty Images)
File image of Umar Akmal. Um(Getty Images)

‘Umar and some others directly threatened me,’ Former Pakistan cricketer levels allegations on Akmal

Karachi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2020 10:44 AM IST
Wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider, who scored 88 runs in the only Test he played at Birmingham in 2010 in place of Kamran Akmal, claimed that he had reported the matter of Umar telling him to under-perform to the management.
File image of Umar Akmal.(AP)
File image of Umar Akmal.(AP)

Part of Umar Akmal’s ban could be suspended: PCB source

Karachi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2020 12:20 PM IST
After the hour-long hearing of the panel held on April Monday in Lahore, where Umar appeared himself to plead his case, Justice (retd) Miran Chohan announced a three-year ban on the batsman for failing to report corrupt approaches.
File image of Umar Akmal.(AP)
File image of Umar Akmal.(AP)

Disciplinary panel sets Umar Akmal’s hearing for April 27

Lahore | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2020 05:57 PM IST
Umar Akmal had not requested for a hearing before the Anti-Corruption Tribunal after he was charged for two breaches of Article 2.4.4 of the PCB Anti-Corruption Code in two unrelated incidents.
File image of Umar Akmal.(Getty Images)
File image of Umar Akmal.(Getty Images)

‘He was frustrating to work with’: Former Pak coach names batsmen he had problems with

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2020 02:19 PM IST
From fitness issues to behavioural incidents and now corruption charges, Akmal has seen it all. Despite being regarded as a prodigious talent, 29-year-old Akmal has been in and out of the Pakistan national team for several years now.
File photo of Umar Akmal.(AP)
File photo of Umar Akmal.(AP)

Umar Akmal not to appeal against corruption charges, PCB refers matter to disciplinary committee

Karachi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2020 10:35 AM IST
It is alleged that Akmal failed to report a spot-fixing approach in the Pakistan Super League. The 29-year-old was provisionally suspended on February 20.
File photo of Umar Akmal.(AP)
File photo of Umar Akmal.(AP)

PCB refers Umar Akmal matter to Disciplinary Panel

Lahore | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON APR 09, 2020 08:55 PM IST
Akmal had been charged for “failing to disclose to the PCB Vigilance and Security Department (without unnecessary delay) full details of any approaches or invitations received by the Participant to engage in Corrupt Conduct under this Anti-Corruption Code”.
File image of Pakistan cricketer Umar Akmal.(Getty Images)
File image of Pakistan cricketer Umar Akmal.(Getty Images)

Pakistan Super League 2020: Suspended Umar Akmal asked to return payment

Karachi | By PTI
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2020 02:57 PM IST
According to official sources, Umar Akmal, like all other players in the league, was paid 70 per cent of his total contract amount for representing Quetta Gladiators in the PSL.
File image of Pakistan cricketer Umar Akmal.(Getty Images)
File image of Pakistan cricketer Umar Akmal.(Getty Images)

‘The court is in your ball’: Twitterati troll Umar Akmal, start a new hashtag in his name

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2020 03:51 PM IST
Not just the meme-fest but a new hashtag (#UmarAkmalQuote) started trending on Twitter as soon as Akmal’s reported faux pass spread like wildfire.
PCB suspends Umar Akmal(Twitter)
PCB suspends Umar Akmal(Twitter)

Pakistan’s Umar Akmal suspended under PCB Anti-Corruption Code

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2020 01:48 PM IST
Umar Akmal will not be able to take part in any cricket matches including the Pakistan Super League (PSL) till PCB’s Anti-Corruption Unit completes the investigation.
File image of Umar Akmal(Getty Images)
File image of Umar Akmal(Getty Images)

Umar Akmal escapes PCB ban for losing cool during fitness test

Karachi | By PTI
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2020 01:55 PM IST
The said incident occurred late last month when all the players who hold central and domestic central contracts were directed to take fitness tests at the NCA ahead of the home series against Bangladesh and the Pakistan Super League.
File photo of Kamran Akmal.(Getty Images)
File photo of Kamran Akmal.(Getty Images)

After Umar Akmal misbehaviour at fitness test, Kamran Akmal says he was joking

Karachi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 04, 2020 03:44 PM IST
Out-of-favour wicket-keeper Umar, who has a history of landing himself in controversies, apparently made some crude remarks to the trainer Yasir when the skin-folding test was being conducted at the National Cricket Academy.
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