Lahore: Middle-order batter Umar Akmal has apologized for his action to cricket lovers and board in a video released by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
The video is part of PCB’s rehabitilation program. The 31-year-old Umar previosuly paid fine of PKR 4.2 million which was imposed by Court of Arbitration for Sport (ICAS) and PCB.
“Seventeen months ago I made a mistake that damaged Pakistan cricket and me. My mistake was that some people contacted me for suspicious approach which I could not report on time,” Umar said.
“I admit today that this mistake has brought Pakistan cricket into disrepute. I apologize to Pakistan Cricket Board, my family and the people of Pakistan,” he added.
“I request all players that your ambassadors of the game and country. Stay away from any suspicious activity. If anyone contacts, contact the PCB Anti-Corruption Unit to keep your feet clean,” he concluded.
Remember, CAS reduced Akmal’s 18-month to 12 months. He was suspended from all forms of the game after PCB found him guilty for being involved in suspicious activities before Pakistan Super League (PSL) season 5.