Umar Akmal, Pakistan,
Umar Akmal (Credits - Twitter)

Last Update on: February 28th, 2020 at 03:46 pm

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Suspended Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal has been asked to return the paycheques he received for the fifth season of the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL). Akmal received those paycheques even before the tournament began.

Akmal was recently suspended by the PCB, for failing to report a spot-fixing approach by a bookie.

Later, reports emerged that he accepted meeting a bookie, and has been thus suspended. Like every other player in the league, Umar was paid 70 per cent of his total contract amount for representing Quetta Gladiators in the PSL.

Umar, who has denied all the charges against him including meeting with a bookmaker, not reporting an offer and allegedly agreeing to spot-fix a match of the PSL, is yet to get a charge-sheet from the Anti-Corruption Unit of the PCB.

Umar Akmal Asked To Return Paycheques Received For PSL 5:

Umar Akmal
Umar Akmal (Credits: Twitter)


“He has now been asked to return the amount to the Pakistan Cricket Board as he stands suspended from the PSL and all other cricket activities until the inquiry is completed,” one source said.

“The cheques are sent directly by the PCB which guarantees payment of all players on schedule and later they adjust amount from the franchises shares,” the source added.

Umar Akmal landed in hot-waters:

Umar Akmal
Umar Akmal (Credits – Getty)

A source close to Umar said he has hired a top-notch lawyer, to supervise the entire process which will start once the PCB officially charge-sheets him.

“Umar is adamant he has done nothing wrong and that he never agreed to spot-fix any match or even got any spot-fixing offer from any bookmaker,” the source said.

All-rounder Anwar Ali later replaced Umar in the Quetta Gladiators franchise which at present leads the points table in the PSL with three wins in four matches.

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