Umar Akmal approached on match fixing issue of 2012

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket reports revealed that Umar Akmal, a leading player of Pakistan Cricket team was approached on match fixing issue of 2012 tour of the UAE.

Earlier, Umar Akmal reported a matter of receiving calls from India, in which the caller thrice attempted to bring Umar Akmal to a mutual point to fix a match, whereas the caller also offered him lucrative returns.

Umar Akmal after receiving the calls bought the issue on the screens and reported to the teams security manager, who later presented this matter to ICC’s ACSU authorities. The authorities appreciated Umar Akmal to approach the board with the match fixing issue on an immediate basis.

The sources also added that this is not the first time, that any player is being tried to coax up by other team players, and even the match fixing issue is not new. Even after such strict disciplinary measures, players are tried to get coaxed up in which they are offered lucrative returns.

Meanwhile, Najam Sethi said that the board has adapted zero tolerance policy regarding the match fixing issue, whereas some strict measures and strict decisions have also been taken in regard to this matter of concern.

It is pertinent to know that three Pakistani stars — Salman Butt, Asif and Mohammed Aamer — were given bans and jail time for their role in spot-fixing in the now-notorious Lord’s Test against England in 2011, whereas Former Test leg-spinner Danish Kaneria is serving a life ban for spot-fixing in an English county game.