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PCB's anti-corruption unit summons Umar Akmal over match fixing claims

09:11 PM | 25 Jun, 2018
PCB's anti-corruption unit summons Umar Akmal over match fixing claims
LAHORE - The Pakistan Cricket Board's anti-corruption unit has summoned test cricketer Umar Akmal to explain his claims about a fixing approach allegedly made to him during last World Cup.

In a recent interview with 'Samaa', Akmal claimed he was offered $200,000 for "leaving two balls alone" during the World Cup match against India in 2015.

Akmal told the TV channel that he was always offered money whenever he played against India, "but I told those people that I am very sincere about playing for Pakistan and to not talk to me on this topic ever again."

The PCB said in a statement that Akmal should appear before its anti-corruption unit on Wednesday and explain his comments.

The Dubai-based International Cricket Council, the sport's governing body, also said it wanted to talk to Akmal "urgently".

"The ICC is aware of a recent interview given by Umar Akmal. Whilst we note that there is no suggestion that any 'fix' actually took place, the ICC is reliant on players to report any corrupt approaches in a timely manner," the ICC said in a statement.

"This is critical to our efforts to gather information on potential 'fixers' and to disrupt and prevent their efforts to corrupt the game. As such we are taking Akmal's comments very seriously.

"We have launched an investigation and wish to speak to Mr Akmal as a matter of urgency."

The 28-year-old Akmal has played just 16 test matches since making his debut in 2009 against New Zealand. He played the last of his 116 ODIs against Australia in January last year. He also represented Pakistan in 82 Twenty20 internationals but has not played a T20 international since playing against the West Indies in 2016.

Just before last year's Champions Trophy - which Pakistan won - he was sent home after failing fitness tests. He was also fined and banned for three matches for criticizing coach Mickey Arthur in September last year.–Agencies

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


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Pakistani currency gains momentum against all currencies on April 16, 2024 Tuesday. US dollar was being quoted at 277.9 for buying and 280.85 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 295 for buying and 298 for selling while British Pound stands at 345 for buying, and 349 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.4 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 15 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.9 280.85
Euro EUR 295 298
UK Pound Sterling GBP 345 349
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 182.7 184.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.91 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.92 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.63 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.35 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76


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