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PCB hands Umar Akmal three-year ban from all cricket

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  1. Munna
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    Umar Akmal's troubled cricket career has hit its biggest roadblock yet, with the PCB handing him a ban from all representative cricket for three years after he pleaded guilty to failing to report details of corrupt approaches made to him ahead of this year's PSL.

    Akmal's case had gone directly to the PCB disciplinary panel after he opted to forego the right to a hearing before the anti-corruption tribunal, where he could have pleaded his innocence and contested the charges. His decision not to do that meant, in effect, that he would accept whatever sanctions Justice Fazal-e-Miran Chauhan, the disciplinary committee chairman, imposed on him.

    The PCB had formally charged Akmal with two breaches of its anti-corruption code for two unrelated incidents on March 20. The charges come under Article 2.4.4, which deals with: "Failing to disclose to the PCB Vigilance and Security Department (without unnecessary delay) full details of any approaches or invitations received by the Participant to engage in Corrupt Conduct under this Anti-Corruption Code".

    The ban will come as a huge setback for the 29-year-old Akmal, who has had a number of brushes with the authorities over the years since his Pakistan debut in 2009. He has been fined and banned for misconduct and failure to keep himself fit multiple times throughout his career, and recently copped a three-month ban for publicly criticising then Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur. Earlier this year, he was reprimanded by the PCB for misbehaving with a trainer after failing a fitness test, reportedly exposing himself to the trainer in frustration at one point.


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  3. Fireworks11
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    What a waste of a career. Started with such a flourish and immense potential.

    This is probably the end now for him.
     
  4. Mohsin
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    Good. Hopefully (finally) wash our hands of him now.
     
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  5. Express Pace
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    It just goes to show talent alone won’t get you far.
     
  6. Mohan
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    Mohan Formerly 'Captain Clutch'

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    That tweet by Dennis is funny. He got banned for 3 years for not reporting an approach while Sharjeel got 2 years for actually fixing.

    Strange are the ways the PCB works lol.
     
  7. Munna
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    No standards... Different administrations different levels of strictness.

    Looks like Mani is going to show min. leniency to these crooks.
     
  8. Choi Saab
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    In all honesty, never ever would I wish ill on anyone, but this is possibly the best thing that could happend to UA.

    From Pakistan crickets perspective, rather than hear talk shows/read debates about how UA deserves a comeback we can actually move on without the constant lobbying.

    From UA's perspective, this is a good chance for him to reflect on life and rethink, is cricekt worth it? Or should I start something else. Yes if he maintains the legendary 'victim mentality' then he will go sink further into abyss.

    Wish him well either way.
     
  9. ShokoTolo_LoloMoto
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    phew.
    FINALLY !!!
    With the Barkat of Ramzan we got rid of him.
     
  10. ShokoTolo_LoloMoto
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    ShokoTolo_LoloMoto Talented

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    Additional year for his idiocy that he has repeatedly showed over the years but kept getting away with it because he had "talent" and he was "better than Kohli".

    UA's ban should've been 10 years so that we make 100% sure he doesn't make a comeback.

    And also, his ban should include a clause that after the ban is over, he will remained banned for life from applying to any direct or indirect position at PCB.
     
  11. Savak
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    Savak Emerging Player

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    Umar Akmal had been gambling with his fortunes for way too long, given his previous transgressions and the fact he failed to report previous approaches to the PCB, 3 years is pretty much justified.
     
  12. Patriot
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    finally clean of Akmals
     
  13. Express Pace
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    They are all very much aware of the policy and the fact that any approach needs to be reported. It is hard to find any sympathy. Good luck to him in his future endeavours.
     
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