The hearing on Umar Akmal’s case took place a few hours back when it was decided to cut short the duration from three years to eighteen months. These eighteen months also count the span which he already has suffered.
Umar’s name is always listed notably when it comes to committing unwanted and the activities that go again PCB‘s policies of anti-corruption. Dragging himself under hot waters several times, the player was deprived of playing the match featuring Quetta Gladiators on 20th February. Later, a ban for three-years was imposed on him.
The player revealed that other players have involved massively in criminal activities as well but they haven’t been given equal treatment as he is suffering. He also maintained hiring an appeal to reduce his span once again.
Umar Akmal: Other players committed wrong-doings as well but they were not treated severely like me
“There have been many cricketers before me that have made mistakes but none of them were given punishment as severe as mine. I will appeal once more to get my sentence reduced,” he said while speaking to media.
The player revealed he was offered bribes to commit wrong-doings. Mentioning that he was once offered a massive amount of cash for missing two deliveries along with skipping a match against India, the player meant to mentioned the culprit activities of others as well who did not receive a similar amount of punishment as he is suffering. Notably, he has not revealed the names.
“I was once offered $200,000 for leaving two deliveries. I was also offered to skip matches against India,” he said in the interview.