PCB Just Suspended Umar Akmal & Damn Quetta Gladiators Need A Replacement Now!

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The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) just suspended batsman Umar Akmal with immediate effect under its anti-corruption code.

This means Umar Akmal won’t be able to involve in any cricket related activities as he is suspended.

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The announcement comes hours before Pakistan Super League (PSL) is about to kick start with its opening ceremony tonight.

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According to the PCB, “…[Akmal] cannot take part in any cricket-related activity pending the investigation being carried out by PCB’s Anti-Corruption Unit.”

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A press release announcing the board’s decision said that, “As this is an ongoing investigation, the PCB will not make any further comments.”.

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Now this means that Umar Akmal will not be a part of Quetta Gladiators’ title defence at the PSL, which starts tonight against Islamabad United.

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Defending champions, Quetta Gladiators, who have been allowed a replacement now tweeted that “the franchise will not make any comment until inquiry is concluded.”

Earlier this month, Akmal was also investigated by the PBC for an alleged misconduct with his fitness coach.

According to a report published by ESPNCricinfo, earlier this month, Akmal had exposed himself to a trainer during his fitness test out of frustration and asked him, “Where is the fat?

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