PCB issues notice to Umar Akmal over spot fixing approaches

Umar Akmal

Pakistan right-handed batsman Umar Akmal has claimed that he was offered money to miss matches against India in previous World Cups and two deliveries during a match.

"I had got an offer during the World Cup to leave two balls alone and they were willing to pay me $200,000 for that", Akmal said in the TV interview.

He went on to say that this was nothing new, and similar offers were made to him in the past.

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"I told them that I am very dedicated to Pakistan and that they should not talk about such things with me", Akmal said.

He also claimed that he was offered money to skip matches against India.

Umar Akmal, who was also the part of that match, was dismissed on a duck as he was caught by MS Dhoni off Ravindra Jadeja. He took one catch behind the wickets of Virat Kohli, who scored a century, off Sohail Khan.

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The 28-year-old Umar last played for Pakistan in an ODI against Australia Down Under in January 2017.

This new statement can get him in more trouble as fast bowler Muhammad Irfan and spinner Muhammad Nawaz had faced bans for not informing board regarding the approaches by bookies.

His career has been marred by controversies till now and he has added another controversy alongside his name by making these shocking revelations.

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Meanwhile, the worldwide cricket council has launched an investigation into the matter and has expressed desire to speak to Umar Akmal.

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