Umar Akmal apologises for not reporting corrupt approaches

 “I learnt a lot during this time and due to that mistake Pakistan cricket’s reputation suffered badly”

Umar Akmal, a Pakistan batter, has apologised for failing to disclose corrupt approaches last year, which resulted in a 12-month ban.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) punished Akmal, 30, last year for failing to report spot-fixing approaches made to him prior to the commencement of the 2020 PSL.

“I committed a mistake that cost me my cricket and my career seventeen months ago,” Akmal confessed i

Umar Akmal apologises for not reporting corrupt approaches

n a video posted by the PCB on Wednesday as part of his reintegration and rehabilitation process. “During this time, I learned a lot, and Pakistan cricket’s reputation suffered greatly as a result of that blunder. I beg the PCB’s pardon, as well as the forgiveness of cricket lovers all around the world.”

The ban has been a “really trying period for him,” according to Akmal.

“Some persons approached me, but I was unable to submit them to the anti-corruption section, resulting in a 12-month suspension.” Despite being a cricketer, I couldn’t play the game. “I learned a lot during that period, and today I confess before all of you that that mistake plunged Pakistan cricket into shame.”

While the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) reduced Akmal’s ban to 12 months, they hit him with a fine of 4.25 million Pakistani Rupees for breaching the PCB’s Anti-Corruption code.
Akmal urged his fellow cricketers to keep their careers “clean” by staying away from all “suspicious activities”.
“I, Umar Akmal, would like to request all of you, as ambassadors of the sport, to stay away from any suspicious activities. If any suspicious individuals approach you, please report it to the anti-corruption unit in a timely manner so that your record and career remain clean.”

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