GT20 Canada: Umar Akmal accuses former Pakistan international of corrupt approach, reports to board’s ACU

Umar reported that a former test batsman, Akhtar, who was part of the Winnipeg Hawks management had approached him and asked him to fix a few matches in the league.

Umar Akmal

Umar Akmal has had a history of run-ins with the establishment and disciplinary issues.   -  GETTY IMAGES

Controversial Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal has accused a former Test player, Mansoor Akhtar, of corrupt approach during the ongoing Global T20 Canada, reporting the matter to PCB’s anti-corruption unit. He is playing for the Winnipeg Hawks franchise.

Umar reported that a former test batsman, Akhtar, who was part of the Winnipeg Hawks management had approached him and asked him to fix a few matches in the league.

The 61-year-old Mansoor, who currently lives in the United States, has played 19 Tests and 41 ODIs between 1980 and 1990. He has reportedly gone incommunicado since the complaint came to light.

The batsman, who has had a history of run-ins with the establishment and disciplinary issues, was recalled for the ODI series against Australia after showing good form in the Pakistan Super League after having spent nearly two-and-half years on the sidelines.

Akmal, who has been the subject of numerous controversies and disciplinary issues since making his Pakistan debut in 2009, had earlier claimed a bookmaker had called him up and offered him around USD 150,000 to 200,000 for leaving two balls at a particular time in the 2015 World Cup game against India at Adelaide.