Pakistan Super League
(PSL) is going to start in Pakistan on Thursday 20 February. A few hours before the first match of PSL, Pakistan Cricket Board
ie PCB has suspended a player who is accused of fixing. Yes, PCB suspended Umar Akmal
with immediate effect just before the start of Pakistan Super League (PSL).
The Pakistan Cricket Board has also ordered PSL team Quetta Gladiators to find a replacement for Umar Akmal. According to PCB, Umar Akmal has been suspended according to article 4.7.1 of PCB Anti Corruption Code. Umar Akmal has already been accused of fixing, which is under investigation. PCB has decided not to comment on this.
On the other hand, the board has also given permission to Umar Akmal's team Quetta Gladiators for their replacement. The first PSL match is to be played between Quetta Gladiators and Islamabad United's team at the National Stadium in Karachi from 9pm on Thursday 20 February. Earlier, the board has given a jolt to Quetta's team. This team is captained by wicketkeeper batsman Sarfaraz Khan.
The 29-year-old Umar Akmal played the last match for the Pakistan team in March 2019. So far, he has played 16 Tests, 121 ODIs and 84 T20 Internationals after making his debut for Pakistan in 2009. Umar Akmal is a talented Pakistani player, but he does not work hard. This is why they are constantly in and out of the team. The news of Umar Akmal's suspension has been confirmed by Pakistani journalists.