Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal has reported a corrupt approach in the ongoing Global T20 Canada where he accused a former Test player Mansoor Akhtar and reported the matter to PCB’s anti-corruption unit. According to a sources o PCB, Umar Akmal had reported the corruption news to the organizers as well as the Pakistan Cricket Board’s Anti-Corruption Unit, a few days back.
Akmal is currently playing for the Winnipeg Hawks franchise in the Global T20 Canada where Mansoor Akhtar was a part of the Winnipeg Hawks management and approached Akmal and asked him to fix some matches in the league.
The former Test player Mansoor Akhter is currently based out of the United States. He has played 19 Tests and 41 ODIs between 1980 and 1990 and has gone untraceable since the complaint came into light.
Umar Akmal, however, was not included in the recent World Cup by the national selectors. Although he was being given a comeback chance in the One-Day series against Australia in the UAE in March-April ahead of the ICC World Cup.
However, this is not the first time that Umar Akmal has come into the limelight. Last year, he claimed in a television interview that he was asked to fix matches by some bookmakers during the 2015 World Cup. Even that too happened during Hong Kong Super Sixes.