Just hours before the commencing of Pakistan Super League, the news of Umar Akmal getting banned from cricket has taken over the entire cricketing world.
The reigning PSL Champions Quetta Gladiators would like to state that @TheRealPCB is already investigating the matter of Umar Akmal and the franchise will not make any comment until inquiry is concluded.— Quetta Gladiators (@TeamQuetta) February 20, 2020
Meanwhile, Gladiators will take a replacement pick. https://t.co/k52jIhWWZ5
According to the local media, Umar was banned for under PCB’s anti-corruption code. It is more than controversies that he’s played more than cricket.
Earlier, during the fitness tests this month at NCA Lahore, Umars behavior with staff stirred a controversy. Allegedly, hard hitting batsman, put off his clothes and misbehaved with the coaching staff. An investigation was launched to look into what exactly went wrong.
However, the news of him being banned from cricket following anti-corruption code is big.
Umar Akmal is the squad member of Quetta Gladiators and it will be major set back to the franchise. Although they can find a replacement from the squad, it will hurt the team balance.