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World Cup 2015, IND vs PAK: PCB calls on Umar Akmal to explain match-fixing remarks

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Published Jun 25, 2018, 10:10 am IST
Updated Jun 25, 2018, 12:00 pm IST
Akmal told a Pakistani TV channel that he had been offered $200,000 to 'leave two balls alone' in a World Cup match against India in 2015.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is to seek an explanation from wicketkeeper Umar Akmal after he said in a television interview that he had been approached to fix matches. (Photo: AP)
 Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is to seek an explanation from wicketkeeper Umar Akmal after he said in a television interview that he had been approached to fix matches. (Photo: AP)

Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is to seek an explanation from wicketkeeper Umar Akmal after he said in a television interview that he had been approached to fix matches.

Read: Umar Akmal makes sensational fixing claims about India-Pakistan World Cup 2015 game

 

The PCB’s anti-corruption unit has scheduled a hearing for Wednesday after Akmal, who has made 116 ODI appearances, told a local channel that he had been offered $200,000 to “leave two balls alone” in a World Cup match against India in 2015.

The 28-year-old also said he regularly received offers to fix games against India and that he had always rejected them, but he could be in hot water with both the PCB and International Cricket Council if he failed to report such approaches.

Match-fixing has become a major concern for the sport in recent years, and a high-profile incident involving Pakistan on tour to England in 2010 saw Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir found guilty of being part of a plot to bowl no-balls at pre-arranged times during a Test.

 

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