Pakistan cricketer Umran Akmal has lodged a grievance towards just a few followers who he claims had a verbal spat with him, whereas they have been having his autograph. In an attention-grabbing flip of occasions, the cricketer acquired a few of his followers at his residence. When the followers requested for an autograph, Akmal readily agreed however issues intensified rapidly and each teams went right into a heated debate, reviews Pakistan newspaper ‘The Nation’.
Umar Akmal has represented Pakistan in 16 Assessments, 121 ODIs, and 84 T20Is, whereby he managed to attain 5,887 runs. These included three centuries and 34 fifties.
Umar Akmal Asks for Forgiveness, Apologises for Not Reporting Corrupt Approaches
Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal has apologised for not reporting corrupt approaches final 12 months, for which the 31-year-old was banned for 12 months.
“Seventeen months in the past, I made a mistake which induced injury to my cricket and profession. I learnt lots throughout this time and as a consequence of that mistake Pakistan cricket’s status suffered badly. I apologize from the PCB and from cricket followers all over the world,” said Akmal in a video released by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday.
Akmal admitted that the period had been “very difficult for him”.
“Some folks approached me however I used to be unable to report the identical to the anti-corruption unit, as a consequence of which I needed to face a 12-month ban. I couldn’t play cricket regardless of being a cricketer. I discovered lots throughout this time and right now I confess earlier than all of you that that mistake introduced disrepute to Pakistan Cricket.”
The right-handed batsman was banned in February 2020 for failure to report approaches related to fixing just before the start of fifth season of Pakistan Super League.After apologies to his family, PCB and cricket fans, Akmal had a message for cricketers.
“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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