Mansoor Akhtar Cleared Of Fixing Charges By International Cricket Council

Mansoor Akhtar, a former Pakistan cricketer, has been cleared of fixing charges by the International Cricket Council. In the 2019 Global T20 League in Canada, batter Umar Akmal accused Mansoor Akhtar of contacting him for fixing.

Umar Akmal had informed the PCB’s anti-corruption unit and the event organisers about the situation. Umar was a member of the Winnipeg Hawks team, which included Mansoor Akhtar as part of the team management.

Mansoor Akhtar, Umar Akmal
Umar Akmal. Image-Sky Sports.

ICC Has Not Layed Any Charges Against Mansoor Akhtar

The ICC Anti-Corruption Unit Senior Manager Steve Richardson stated in a letter to the 64-year-old that no charge of fixing was being brought against him.

Mansoor Akhtar Cleared Of Fixing Charges By International Cricket Council

I am writing to inform you of the outcome of the investigation into the corrupt approach that was allegedly made by you to a player in October 2019. This information has previously been notified to you via WhatsApp,” the letter stated.

“The investigation has now concluded, and the ICC will not be laying any charges against you. Decisions are made taking into account many factors however, if any further evidence comes to notice the ICC reserves the right to reopen the investigation.

“We would like to thank you for your cooperation with the investigation,” it further added.

The Global T20 Canada 2019 was the second edition of the 20-over professional cricket competition, which was held at the CAA Centre in Brampton, Ontario.  It began on July 25, 2019, and ended on August 11, 2019, with the final.

Umar Akmal, younger brother of Kamran Akmal has been out of the reckoning for the national side for more than 2 years now. He last played for Pakistan in 2019 against Sri Lanka in a T20 International.

Umar Akmal exploded onto the world stage, exuding sophistication and garnering great accolades from critics.

Umar hit 129 in his debut Test innings against New Zealand in Dunedin, against an attack that included Shane Bond and Daniel Vettori, when no other specialist batsmen reached 30. Akmal never played Test cricket for Pakistan after 2011.

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